Monday, December 23 2019

Thinking back

The light on our walk this morning was wonderful, and the rising sun highlighted Stoer Lodge, which overlooks Stoer Bay.  Although we were dressed warmly with jackets, gloves and hats this morning, it brought back memories of a very different looking Stoer Lodge.  A very much colder Stoer Lodge.   […]

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Friday, January 19 2018

Scenic Weather

Yesterday found us heading to Inverness, to the funeral of one of our community, Pauline.  She was a larger than life character whose laughter could be heard a long time before you actually saw her.  We were sad to say our goodbyes but it was a lovely service, with many memories of her laughter and  […]

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Monday, March 5 2012

Hello Spring 2012

Today it really feels as though spring has arrived for 2012.The daffodils are swelling beautifully and very nearly to burst into cheery patches of yellow and green:If you look very carefully at the hedge around the garden you will find tiny flashes of soft green appearing:My favourite garden flower,  […]

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Thursday, March 10 2011

Winter is not quite done with us yet.

That white line across the sea is snow.  It is very cold!

Saturday, November 27 2010

Short Rations

We've been tied up with so many other things recently that our food shopping has been allowed to slip and we've steadily been running out of basics.  We had planned to go across to the East Coast today to stock up on essentials, but when we set off this morning we realised that it would be foolish  […]

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Thursday, January 7 2010

The White Period

Today involved a drive to Inverness.  Normally this trip takes approximately 2 hours, but today it was closer to 3 hours.  Roads were extremely icy, the temperature remained below zero for most of the drive, stags littered the road, choosing to stick to the road to try to find something to eat  […]

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Wednesday, January 6 2010

Still below freezing!

Well, the new year is bringing in all kinds of new weather records.  It's not been above freezing for some time now, and we're still under a few inches of snow, although it isn't the snow causing the problem but the couple of inches of ice under the snow that is proving very dangerous.  Temperatures  […]

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Tuesday, December 29 2009

The next morning .....

And it is still beautifully white everywhere.  Here is the same view as yesterday's photograph, but in daylight:[caption id="attachment_2444" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Stoer by day"][/caption]We ventured out for a very brief stroll.I think I can  […]

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Monday, December 28 2009

Still a tad chilly!

We've had a week of temperatures below zero, which has meant that any snow we have had has not melted, but merely frozen, causing pretty hazardous conditions if you want to go out.   But it does make for beautiful scenes:[caption id="attachment_2440" align="aligncenter"  […]

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Monday, December 21 2009

Duvet Day

Well, perhaps not a duvet day, but at least an "in front of the fire" day.  It's certainly a "non dyeing day" though:[caption id="attachment_2416" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Frozen Shed"][/caption]I mean I love my dyeing, but  […]

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Sunday, January 18 2009

Snowy Sunday

Sitting in church this morning I looked out the window to see the snow gently starting to fall on the playing field outside.  As we drove home the flakes got bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and less wet, and started to settle.  By the time we got home there was a reasonable covering, and it was  […]

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