|Sandside. Photo Credit Mick Braddock|
We so rarely get any significant snow falls on Graemsay. And when I say "significant" it's all relative and I mean about an inch (pauses while those of you used to living in colder climes with several feet of snow for months get your breath back from laughing....). But as Orkney is in the Gulf Stream we tend to have mild winters which are characterised by wet and windy weather (which I am not fond of..). But this year for two or three weeks now we have had hard frosts and snow showers. Then a couple of days ago a proper covering of snow.
My neighbour and her children were actually able to go sledging. What is remarkable about this is the children - er young people - are now teenagers and the last time they went sledging they were pre-school age!
Anyway here are a few photos of Graemsay in the snow..... So above - looking up the lighthouse road to Sandside with the Hoy Hills behind (photo credit Mick Braddock).
Incoming snow! I'm on the way to feed the hens.... porridge, pasta, apples as well as their usual hen pellets, corn and wheat mix.
She was unimpressed that I hadn't cleared the snow from the cat flap for her return....
Time for a snow angel...... watched by several curious sheep who probably just wanted me to get up and feed them their sheep nuts! (Photo credit to neighbour Mick Braddock)
More photos in the next post when you have warmed up again...