Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Monday, 22 February 2010

Monday pics

The first of the series of pictures I took on my trip to Arnol today is now my new header picture on this blog. Yes, it was that cold.

Arnol used to be a populous little place, but as you wander down the main streets, a series of abandoned blackhouses and ruined houses stare out from the roadside. It is not customary in the Hebrides to remove something that is no longer in use, whether that be a safe or a house. Houses whose occupants have passed away are also not touched.

The four snowmen stood outside a house in Barvas, 4 miles east of Arnol.


  1. Very interesting. I've known several families that when their parents are both gone they leave the house as was with furniture still in place and even cars in the drive or garage.

  2. It looks pretty bleak out there Guido.What wonderful properties these would make.I would love to renovate one from scratch he-he.Those poor sheep brrr.You have lots of courage walking in this weather.More snow predicted for my part of England tonight and Thusday and Friday brrrrrr.Iv'e just about had enough now,it's making me so miserable,it's not doing my bronchitis much good......Thanks for sharing the pics they are great.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

  3. Again, love the pics. The sheep in that middle one look like they are posing -- and they did a good job of grouping themselves for you, too! lol Love the four little snowmen too!

  4. I got to see some sheep! Landscape looks like winter all right. Somebody must have spent quite a while outdoors making snowmen. Enjoyed your photos as usual.