It is not often that we can wake up and say ‘it’s snowing’ here, but we have had snow showers on and off today, but not as much as other parts of the island, and here by the sea, it has to be really cold and snowing hard before it lies in any depth. It is still very exciting though, and I love how it changes the colours of the landscape, especially the shadows. Tobermory and Dervaig had more snow than here – enough to make getting around difficult, as the roads are not gritted!
Farmer has been feeding the hoggs in the field below the house. They hang around the gate waiting for him to arrive in the morning. I stood and watched them for a time while they waited. He arrived, they were fed, and Farmer went to check nothing was stuck in brambles. On the way round we spotted this group of 8 Barnacle geese who were sitting by the fence which divides the two fields. They took off as we got closer to them, but it was lovely to see them, and I will go back tomorrow morning with a longer lens.
We ventured out to Dervaig, I was glad the Farmer was driving. We encountered a couple of short but pretty snow showers on the way home.
We had a fantastic walk to Haunn, with the dogs. The sun came out as we were walking back, and the landscape was transformed again. The icing on the cake was seeing this sundog.