Thankfully when there is a storm about such as Storm Gertrude, the challenge of taking a daily photograph in the winter is a lot less of a challenge. Gertrude has provided some wonderful light moments over the last 2 days, some grabbed across the garden wall, and others taken on walks down to beyond the Haunn Cottages.
Daylight broke with the hum of the storm running through the trees round the house, and darkness has just fallen and still the hum of the storm is in the trees. The fields were peppered with snow this morning – higher up on Ensay had more of a covering than down here.
The colours of the sea have changed softly and strongly throughout the day, with another squall, or clearing in the clouds, silvers and golds and aquamarines, just beautiful, with wide reaching slowly undulating waves, that keep on coming.
Moments of sunshine brighten up the sea whilst the sky harbours another shower. Hail bounces off the ground and leaves white drifts in sheltered spots.
Another walk at Haunn and the cliffs of the Point are white with spindrift. It flutters above us as we stand on the cliffs, carried by gusts of wind which threaten to push us over.
The sun plays hide and seek through a bank of cloud…
…and comes out just as we start to walk back up the hill to the cottages. It is cold and the air is salty but it is wild and beautiful. Every minute is exhilarating.
And apparently on Monday we have Storm Henry to look forward to…