I moved into my new wee hoose towards the end of January. Still getting a few things unpacked, rearranged etc but very happy with my new home. The scenery here in the East Mainland of Orkney is glorious - different from the West and Graemsay but still lovely. Unfortunately the weather has been pretty grim since I moved in. We've had ice and snow, gales, heavy rain. Still gales and heavy rain this week! So not much in the way of out and about to explore. However here are a few pix from recent weeks.
Clouds over St Peter's Pool. I love the light on the grasses and the way they echo the waves in the wind.
I have found a sandy beach with shells on - no groatie buckies though. The tide goes right out here and provides mud flats for lots of wading birds. Can't wait till Spring!.
While Dingieshowe is mainly shingle but there are sandy areas, also a wonderful dune system.
Ronnie, one of the garage cats, and some of the other neighbours!
Yes Button is aware of Ronnie and Reggie and not impressed. Especially as she is having to remain a house cat for the time being.
There is a "catio" (cat patio) but she keeps escaping! However she does enjoy taking the air from the windowsill. It's when she gets off the windowsill the trouble starts!
And the views from the windows are spectacular! Big skies and cloudscapes.
And facing North - a pastoral scene - plus my wind turbine!
The garden around the house is laid to gravel with wild flowers growing among it. Also some whalebones! And gorgeous gabion walls created by previous owners. As you can see we are close to the road - hence Button and the catio...
And this looks East - the edge of the cliffs there.
Hopefully as Spring returns there will be more opportunities to be out and about! I'm reading a book about the parish so can share some of the history too.