Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday 14 August

Sunny and warm today, with the mercury rising to 21C / 70F for several hours in the afternoon. It was t-shirt weather, with the windows open and the mild sea breezes carrying the pungent smell of rotting seaweed inside. By 9 pm tonight, the midges had finally come out with a vengeance, and I'm sitting here with very itchy fingers, as the little  blighters went for me as I watered the plants. Drought? Well, we've had less than an inch of rain in all of August, and we're nearly at the halfway mark in that month.

I've been trying to organise my useful links, by looking at my bit.ly account, and copying anything useful over to diigo.com. Found the Outer Hebrides diigo group languishing in the doldrums of inactivity (it only has six members). Its founder has moved to pastures new, but I'm going to see if there are others who are willing to contribute to it.

5 comments:

  1. Posted on behalf of Kath Motherhen: Hope your midge bites soon heal xx

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  2. I know midges are a big problem in Scotland, I hope they calm down soon. It was lovely here today too, sunny and warm, bordering on hot. Long may it continue, we've waited long enough for it! xx

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  3. I didn't know they bite! Hope the itch has subsided!

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  4. idges are the genuine curse of the Highlands & Islands. An absolute nuisance. Not unlike the mozzies we have around here and in northern Sweden!

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  5. Just thought I would try again Guido this Morning,I hope your fingers didn't itch too much throughout the night.I use synalar ointment for mine from the doc,it's the only thing which stops the itching,but it's brilliant,nothing else works for me.Watch those gulls today LOL!!

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