Thursday, 14 November 2019

Liathach - The Peak of the Grey Corries


and Now....
from the garden


from the shore


from above Inveralligin


the nearest summit Sgurr a Chadial - Peak of Sleep
almost untouched by snow



Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Saturday, 21 September 2019

September Walk in Sun & Wind




tomatos and chilis drying on the table


giant hogweed slowly dying downwards




The geese are back


the grapes are black




Monday, 16 September 2019

Monday, 12 August 2019

In the Window





Thinking about Georgio Morandi







Wednesday, 31 July 2019

& Pink












Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Thursday, 11 July 2019

With Babette on the Bay



the swirling Haa



coming and


going




Monday, 1 July 2019

Gardemeles Climate Change Report / Final Conclusions & Tables




The predominance of southerly wind in June 
& lack of northerly would have meant that
June 1769 was far warmer than June 2019.



This is borne out by almost twice as many fine days 
in June 1769. June 2019 has been exceptionally cold
& inclement although the occurrence of strong winds or
gales is identical.


Diane Grieve a lifelong inhabitant of Sanday can 
remember many cold summers looking back. 
She says that it depends which direction the wind 
is blowing on May 1st because it will stay in this 
direction until the Autumn.





Sunday, 30 June 2019

30


1769
A fine day
( Westness & Henry Noble came to Stove & 
stayed all Night wt me )
SSE
NE


2019
Heavy Rain at night with thunder & lightning
cloudy morning then much windier with showers
SW
W


Saturday, 29 June 2019

29


1769
A fine dry day
( all my Men bussied in the tang & burning all day )
NE


2019
A fine day very calm
NW


Friday, 28 June 2019

28


1769
a brisk breese of wind wt thick weather all day
( Westove wt home & Mr Suthd went to Stronsay )
NW
WNW


2019
thick Haa all through the day
sun beaking through a little in the evening
SSE
S


Thursday, 27 June 2019

27


1769
A fine fair day
( went to Stove & Westove came there about 3 afternoon )
NW


2019
calm & dry with very thick low cloud all day
NW


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

26


1769
A very fine day
( att Noltland my boat came for me got 2 doz
of 10 foot Deals from Brough & ret'd to Cleat )


2019
Windy & overcast all day
W
WNW


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

S 25


1769
A fine day
( att Cleat all day )


2019
Fine & windy morning then more overcast
N


Monday, 24 June 2019

24


1769
A very fine day
( gave Brough a memr:d to buy for me 5 yds Cloath wt
furniture for a Suit of Cloaths & 31 Ells Turk upon Turk
to be dyed conform to the Swatch thereon )
SE


2019
Haa then heavy rain in the morning
clearer in the afternoon but still overcast
E
NE



Sunday, 23 June 2019

23


1769
A fine day
( sent other 4 Horses to the Holm went to Savill 
in order to go to Westra in Brough's Sloop wt Westove )
ESE


2019
A very fine day cloudy morning then sunshine
E
ESE


Saturday, 22 June 2019

22


1769
A very fine dry & fair day
( sent 4 Horses to the Calf of Eda wt my Passage boat )
SSE


2019
A very fine day with a few short showers
SSW
S
WSW


Friday, 21 June 2019

21


Summer Solstice
1769
A fine day all day
( Mr Baikie ret:d in order to Load the Ship wt Bear ) 


Summer Solstice
2019
A fine day with sun & clouds

Thursday, 20 June 2019

20


1769
A fine rain all day
( got the Sheep Cot highned 
Mr Baikie of Burness came to Stove in the Evening )
SE


A fine day with rain showers & little wind
SE
S
SW