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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Still here!

Due to life, too much work, low energy levels and a sneaky trip "south" I've been absent from blogging for a while.  Thanks to those who got in touch to ask if I was fine.  I am!  And I hope to get back to regular blogging too.  For now just a few pictures from the last couple of days where we have had some lovely warm Spring weather.  We are also getting our fair share of breezes and rain!  But I treasure the lovely warm days, like today.

Above, the Hamnavoe sailing into Stromness.  Below, the hens enjoying the sunshine.  The daffodils are still in bloom. Really late this year!

The daffs are just going over and the tulips are out!

I love the brightness of the sea, it is so vivid!

And the grass is such a fresh green after the first cut.  Lots coming up in the garden and lots to do! Over the wall, the Hamnavoe sailing OUT of Stromness this afternoon!

Meanwhile Madam Buttion is the only one with time to snooze on a garden bench! A little dusty as she has been rolling in the earth - the hens are not the only ones liking a dust bath!

And the sunsets have been glorious too.  The sun has well and truly moved round the horizon.

And after the sun has set..... this was 10.30 on Weds!

Hope you enjoy the photos and hope to be blogging more regularly soon!


  1. Very nice serie of your beautiful island 😀

  2. Beautiful. What is the ruined building in the main picture of the ferry?

  3. Finally did the first cut yesterday as it was such a beautiful day. It has made an amazing difference already and is looking so much greener. Rain and winds have been an issue for a week or so here.

  4. Glad you are present again....wishing you & yours well & happy. I enjoy your blog v much, especially Button & the hennies.

  5. Hello Sian, lovely pics of a very pretty springtime. Here, of course, it is Autumn - only most of our trees stay green all year round. Please give Button a head scritch from me. I wont pretend to send her greeting from my little rotund tabby lass - Megs still Doesn't. Like. Cats. Goodness knows what she thinks she is! Sending care and huggles,

    Michelle (Mickle) in Wellington, NZ