The Scenic Route Home

I drove over to the other side of the island to drop off some horserugs for mending and afterwards I thought I would take the scenic route home and enjoy the autumnal colours.

The sea was very blue but the wind was described today as a “strong breeze”.

It is a north-westerly so there is a bit of a nip in the air.

All of a sudden Summer feels like a brief interlude.

The colours in the landscape have changed as quickly as the weather.  One day it was Summer, the next Autumn.  Too quick.

I drove past some Shetland ponies grazing in a hill park.  I quickly stopped the car and took a few pics.

They looked very at home in their natural environment.

Driving southward along the Lang Kames to “Halfway House”, there was a viscious squall coming across the hills.

And yes, we have trees in Shetland. Who knew?

This is a small copse in Kergord. I found this article on t’net, which made interesting reading.  It is about the tree management here.

I enjoyed driving around, listening to an audio book as I go, and seeing a different part of Shetland.  It was a nice peaceful way to spend an afternoon.

6 thoughts on “The Scenic Route Home

  1. Celeste Nossiter

    These are outstanding photographs. They give a great feel for Shetland. And the weather! I was surprised just how fast weather comes and go during the day, more so than any other place I’ve been. Glad I was there for your brief summer.

  2. Terri

    Beautiful! Do the hill ponies belong to someone, or are they wild? Do they over-winter in the hills? I’ve never seen a black-and-white Shetland pony before — they both have beautiful coats. Thanks for taking us along on your drive home. But isn’t every route a “scenic route” in Shetland?

  3. diane in northern wis

    Thanks Frances…..your pics are awesome. Loved seeing the countryside and the cute Shetland ponies…and the pics of the storm were very cool! Hope your back is feeling much better these days.


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