Thursday, May 13, 2010

May days

The cold northerly winds have continued well into may/we still need a log fire every night to keep us warm! However, there is still evidence displayed in the wild life on the island that we are well into spring;

The Oystercatchers are fiercely guarding their territories and nests, screaming a warning as you walk by.

Squill has begun to carpet the coastal areas in a lovely light blue.

The Thrift is also starting to flower, the pink clumps lining the Gullies and cliffs.

We are also starting to see the oats and grass that we sowed a month or so ago beginning to poke there stems above the ground. All images (c) Ben Porter


  1. Lovely photos as usual from Ben and well done with his sharp eyes finding the newly laid eggs. It must be very encouraging to see your hard ploughing work bringing reward as the new growth appears. Love Mum

  2. Hi Guys
    Hey we're the same, last night was the first evening we havn't lit the woodburner! Although I know you are just a little bit more exposed where you are. Keep the posts coming, fantastic pics Ben.Love to you all.
    Tim Ann and Kez