|Photo by Charlie Groundwater over in Stromness|
.... we had snow! It's unusual for Orkney to get much in the way of snow. This is largely due to us being in the Gulf stream. As you will see from these photos, even when there is a layer of snow over Orkney - Graemsay remains resolutely green! This is much to the disappointment of anyone wanting to go sledging. Most of the children grow up not getting much opportunity to make snow creatures, snowball fights or sledge. Instead of snow, our Winter is characterised by wind (lots) and/or rain (lots). Today we have both wind and rain...... so.... a reminder of brighter days!
The photo above shows lots of snow being dumped in the vicinity of (but not on) Graemsay. This picture was taken by Charlie Groundwater who goes on a daily morning walk around Stromness and the shore with his camera. He gets some lovely shots and is happy for me to share them.
When we can, Button and I like to take morning tea (well ok that bit is just me) on the bench outside the front door. So despite snow on hills, there we were....