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Friday 12 May 2023

Closer to home....


Closer to home and back in Deerness now.

Looking over St Peter's Pool

The house sits in an acre of very rough ground so wild flowers are popping up this Spring.  This photo was a few weeks ago - Celendines, no sadly gone over.

Still lots of primroses around though!

There are two what might loosely be called "flower beds" outside the house.  One I will let revert to the wild, and have scattered lots of wildflower seed (Scottish/Orcadian mix).  The other already has some wild flowers, and a few perennials too.  I have added a few perennials at the front.  As you can see there is nothing to protect it from the wind and salt off the sea!  So I shall see how it goes.

And Madam Button is doing well and has settled in.  She's on new medication for her arthritis is proving effective and she has a spring in her step again!  The new "catio" is in place using former chicken fencing (shhh don't tell her). She seems quite happy with the space.

And not forgetting the garage boys, Ronnie and Reggie....

Earlier this year we had a really cold spell so I put some straw into a couple of boxes, one each for the boys.  Of course they choose to snuggle together sometimes.  Bless them!

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Across the barriers...


A few photos from out and about on one of the Churchill barriers.......  As you can see, a lot of sand has built up and it is now a beautiful walk along.  Little Terns (rare and endangered) endevour to breed along the shore here.  During the breeding season there are signs up so that people don't disturb them. 

This chap is nearby.  Hmmm think someone has been taking pot shots at him - or he has a serious case of woodworm!

The village of Burray across the water from the barrier.

And a short video of the waves!