Thursday, 22 January 2015

A snow day

Wednesday morning and a soft pink sky.

As we left to go to Tobermory - errands including taking the recycling bins as there had been a few failed collections by the council and we can't store it forever - it began to snow, softly.

The Mishnish Lochs were still, the surface frozen and light snow falling.

Errands all done, meetings met, and coffee and cake enjoyed in the Tobermory bakery, we headed for home.  The road from Calgary to our turning was slushy, and the temperature was beginning to drop. The light was beautiful.

Before dark the sprinkling of snow had started to freeze, and was delightfully crunchy underfoot.

The sky was clear.

The stars came out.

During the course of the evening, the aurora borealis grew stronger.

Thank goodness for my thick winter boots,  Farmer's thick winter coat, and Christmas present hat and gloves.  It was cold outside.  The road was too icy to consider driving to Croig, so I had to be content with the view over the garden wall.

I took my last photograph about 1am and went off to bed.

Sunrise this morning was a delight.  The road was too icy for the school run, so truly a snow day!

The in-by ewes are now in the field beside Haunn, and they seem very pleased to see the Farmer in the morning.

During the day today, the little snow we had has all but melted.  Shian's roof was nearly finished and the hole for Duill's last window was knocked through.

Farmer went to clear up the rubble and ended the day with a debilitating puncture.

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