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Thursday 31 December 2020

End of 2020......


I think it is unanimous that most people on this planet will be glad to see the back of 2020.  There is hope for 2021 with two vaccines licensed to be administered in the UK. And for me the days start lengthening which always brings hope. The garden will slowly start to emerge from its winter hibernation (as indeed may I!).  But for now some photos taken over the last couple of days.  Above it looks like a dove taking light over Stromness.... (or is it just me?)

Frosty morning....

Creel boat in the bay....

Hamnavoe ferry sailing into Stromness under the bank of cloud. Grass crisp with frost.

Button enjoying a perambulation....

Frost covered leaves...

A frosted cake - hahaha! I was delighted to receive this as a gift this Christmas.....

And late afternoon yesterday.......

The lights starting to come on in Stromness

A full moon!

Light shining in the night....

And I have just come across another Nature Blog in Orkney.  I can't add it to my blog list as it's a web page rather than blogspot.  But here is the link - do take a look....

And that's it for 2020.  Thanks for continuing to read my blog!  I hope you can have a peaceful New Year and here's to a much improved 2021 for all of us.


  1. Hello Sian, light does true miracles on the skies and seas of Graemsay... you must feel really lucky sometimes. So a great New Year for you and little Dame, with lots of health and good weather, great photos and cozy times at home. In my dreams, I'd love an island like yours for my retirement's quiet years. Thanks for all the beauty in your posts.

    1. And Happy New Year to you! May we all have a calm, peaceful year full of health and happiness!

  2. Happy New Year Sian ~ here's hoping that life will return to some semblance of normality over the course of 2021!

    1. Happy New Year! And yes I share those sentiments!

  3. Happy New Year. Keep healthy and happy and wishing lots of sunshine and sardines for Buttons.

    1. Haha thank you! Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Dear Sian, Happy New Year to you too. May we be able to go bare faced in 2021. Shared your blog with a nurse friend who lives in Brooklyn, part of New York City. She responded,"Let's go there STAT." If only we could. . .