Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Saturday 22 May

The day started with dense fog, which lifted shortly after 8am. After that, it stayed bright (if not overtly sunny) and quite mild today, with the mercury once again at 18C / 64F. No coat required for walk to shop (which was very busy, and the inevitable screaming mites adding to the fun). Cruiseliner Polar Star (1st pic) was docked alongside the ferry pier, but it has now left for the Shiants (20 miles south of here). Better make the best of the nice weather (like sitting outside under the tree), because on Monday we'll lose the "1" on the temperature and go right down to 8C / 46F. It is still May, and we're not having a good spring. Those low temperatures will signal a return of the northerly winds and the Icelandic ash.




Clematis


Dandelion puffball


Early morning fog lifting from the Castle Grounds

3 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful picture of the fog there. Our day was warmer and finally the sun came out for a short while in the evening. It's been a wet chilly spring here too.

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  2. Oooooh, I love the picture with the fog...so mysterious!

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  3. I love the dandelion puffball Guido. I have a photo of a garment made from thistledown which was on display at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Your photo reminded me of my visit there with the grandchildren at Easter time. Must look them out and post them in my journal.
    I hope we haven't got frosty nights to come as our garden is so beautiful at the moment with all the spring flowers out.
    Jeanie

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