Sunshine and Rain

Yesterday was incredible.  One of those beautiful Shetland days with huge skies that take your breath away.  This is Foula, which I see every day.  It is about 20 miles west of us.  It always looks different every day.


I accompanied Daisy and the Bimble on a walk as it was such a wonderful day. I dragged Haakon along too and BeAnne caught a rabbit. All was right with the world.


Today was less brilliant.  It rained and it was a day of trying to mend OH’s laptop that finally expired and breathed it’s last with a new screen none of us had ever seen – half grey, half black.  Loki was trying to be supportive during the grieving process (luckily, I had managed to drag all the data off before it died).


So while OH was cursing at his laptop, I pottered around the garden to try and take photos of  raindrops on the roses and whiskers on kittens (ok, I am not doing that last bit and we don’t have any roses).

I will admit, and only Jo knows this, but for many years, I used to go happily about in blissful ignorance singing “raindrops on roses and fish coloured kittens”.  Don’t judge me.

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I was quite pleased with the above.  It is not easy, I can tell you.  However, the tripod did help, though with three extra legs, I am guaranteed to trip plus much cursing and swearing whilst trying not to tread in dog shit too!  I had helpers.

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Meanwhile, while my nose was to the grindstone, around me was this weird mist or sea haar that was insidiously creeping in from the sea over the hills.

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And then we were back into a thick fog again for the afternoon.  Ho hum!  I am quite pleased with my droplets.  I shall practice more, I think.  I want to do more experimenting.

I don’t want to discuss the midges.


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