Monday, 24 September 2018

24


1768
A very fine fair day all day
( in the barn all day winding & threshing )
SE
SSE


A fine day with a few showers & little wind
WNW
W




Sunday, 23 September 2018

23


1768
A very fine dry day
( Inn'd the bear of Hoy )
calm


2018 Equinox
Fine & fair 
calm
NW





Saturday, 22 September 2018

22


1786 Equinox
A fine dry day
( done with the otts of the half d lands
so that all Stove is Cutt )
a very fine Night
NNE


2018
fresh wind sunshine & clouds all day
NW



Friday, 21 September 2018

21


1768
A fine fair day
( cut the otts of Cloen & part of the halfdlands )
NE


2018
a cold wind all day cloudy & dry then
brighter by evening
N
W


Thursday, 20 September 2018

20


1768
A pretty good harvest day
( done with the tots of Halksness & Inglea )
thick weather at Night
ENE


2018
Gale all night & still blowing in the morning
bright with squalls then calm by evening
SW 
W

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

19


1768
Rain almost the whole day
( no sheering my wife returned )
E



2018
gale increasing all morning with heavy rain for
a while in the afternoon then brightening & 
calmer by evening 
S
W

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Suny 18


1768
A very good day
( wt to Savill wt my wife & retd at Nt )
NE


2018 
Very still & grey all day with frequent light rain 
SW


Monday, 17 September 2018

17


1768
A fine dry morning
( put up some of my bent )
& then a Severe Rain so as nothing more was done
NE
E
SE

2018
overcast and much calmer
after midday continuous  rain with increasing wind 
SW
S



Sunday, 16 September 2018

16


1768
A few sheurs in the Morning
( my men cut the Long land & the Shortlands )
a brisk gale of wd all Night
ENE


2018
woke to gale blowing and grey skies 
much brighter afternoon & gradually less wind 
S E
SW
W



Saturday, 15 September 2018

15


1768
A very good harvest day
( Cut the otts of Gosslea Sinnaspels & Gritlea )
SE



2018
Fine with showers morning then cloudier &
calm afternoon
SW




Friday, 14 September 2018

14


1768
Small Rain in the Morning 
( screwed all the bear of Halksness & the remains of
Inglea & the big sheed so that all my bear is secured )
A heavy Rain in afternoon      ( so that no work done )
SW


2018
Rain at first then sunshine all day with short squalls
W



Thursday, 13 September 2018

13


1768
A fine dry day
( had 12 women of the ground & 
Cutt off the otts of the Park )
NW


2018
A fine dry day dazzling then cloudy
strong wind
WSW




Wednesday, 12 September 2018

12


1768
A very good harvest day
( begun to the otts of How
screwed most of the bear of Inglea )
A severe Rain in the Evening so as to quit shearing
NNW


2018
 fine day with occasional showers & less wind
WSW





Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Sund 11


1768
A fine dry day
( Westove came from Stronsay )


2018
Rain then very windy & bright
W
WSW



Monday, 10 September 2018

10


1768
A fine day
( began to the Otts of the Tumal of Gorn
cut 12 riggs thereof  )
NE


Showers all day with wind and sun
W
WSW



Sunday, 9 September 2018

9


1768
A fine day all day
( had all the Women of the ground sheering otts
in Curabister they cut that dayne )


2018
 bright sunrise showers and cloud during day then
bright evening with little wind
S
veering 
SW



Saturday, 8 September 2018

8


1768
Rain in the morning
( my men shearing all day in Inglea 
the bear thereof )
NW


grey & overcast with Haa coming and going
WNW



Friday, 7 September 2018

7


1768
A very good day
( my men Cut only sd day the little Sands Clettigoe
& about 10 threefs more )
NW


2018
early rain then low cloud and calm all day
NNW
veering
ENE



Thursday, 6 September 2018

6


1768
A little less wind
( Thos Swanney pletting bent all day for the 
House use & he did 20 threefs )


2018
Fine morning then cloudier & rain late afternoon
N
veering 
NE





Wednesday, 5 September 2018

5


1768
A brisk gale of wind
( done wt the half d Lands & went to
the Longlands of Halksness )
ESE


2018
Dry & cloudy in morning
brighter with strong wind by afternoon
rain in the evening
S



Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Sund 4


1768 
A fine dry day all day
S


2018
a fine dry day all day
S



Monday, 3 September 2018

3


1768
a fine forenoon screwed all How rain midday
( in the evening shearing Gornside )
NWN



2018
clear and bright clouds high coming and going
very still
W
by evening veering 
N



Sunday, 2 September 2018

2


1768
A fine day all day
( Cut a pt of the stony sheed of Gorn )
ENE


2018
bright & windy blue sky & sunshine all day
calmer by evening & veering 
W




Saturday, 1 September 2018

SEPTEMBER Thursy 1


1768
Rain in the Morning
( got my big boat drawn )
NE


2018
Low cloud all day. 
veering
 W



Friday, 31 August 2018

Gardemeles Climate Change Report / INTRODUCTION


Throughout September there will be a Gardemeles Climate Change Report based on the Diary of Patrick Fea of Stove and his weather observations from 250 years ago. 1768 was also the year that James Cook departed to circumnavigate the world. Around this time, visiting cards were introduced, potatoes became the most popular foodstuff in Europe,Mozart's first opera was performed and the Industrial revolution was dawning.




Patrick Fea, farmer at Stove, was married to Babie, who he describes as one of the best of women. They had 5 daughters; Elizabeth, Helena, Ann, Jacobina & Marion. They were a grand and hospitable family, fond of feasting and revelry.


Professor Sandy Fenton, the head of European Ethnological Research Centre in Edinburgh, who  oversaw the publication of Patrick Fea's diaries says...

Of all the diaries I have seen, and I've looked at dozens from all parts of Europe, 
Patrick Fea's is absolutely outstanding. It's special because it's one of the earliest 
diaries we have from Europe and because it gives such a detailed picture of life 
in a remote island long before agricultural improvements came to Orkney. You can 
look at estate counts and factor's ledgers, but you don't get the feeling of what life 
was really like from cold documents
yet Fea's diary gives you that sense of reality very clearly.
( Scotsman 1987 )


Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Lion's Mane Jellyfish






incoming





Saturday, 25 August 2018

Friday, 17 August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

To Blue.




To blue.
To tear from the midpoint.
to lay bear crystals.
To lay bare a sky.
To ash.


To put silence over it.
To not desist.
To inmost.


To mount smoke ( of a soul ).

( Anne Carson )



Thursday, 2 August 2018

Echo's Bones



asylum under my tread all this day
their muffled revels as the flesh falls
breaking without fear or favour wind
the gantelope of sense and nonsense run
taken by maggots for what they are

( Samuel Beckett )


unfinished drawing / B.