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From autumn to winter...

...in the blink of an eye!


Autumn Walk

Light wind and blue skies. Green fields. Bliss.

Did I say green fields?

Now for the Leica shot! The barn is loaded with hay for the winter

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Winter

...arrived a few days later.


No walking on the pier at Burwick to talk to the seals (although I glimpsed one)

One of my favourite romantic and lonely Orkney houses looked lonelier and lovelier than usual. Note the wind whipping the spray backwards off the waves as they break (bottom right)

And no taking a little walk on the beach at Windwick. The gale was stiff, but surprisingly warm.

The sea had been whipped into a serious froth. Here, to compare, is Windwick when it's calm:

We took a roundabout way home in order to pop by St Peter's Kirk. The sea raged just beyond the cemetery, where all was calm.




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Another beautiful set, David! Thanks for the memories, Hard to believe it's been 5 years since

Istvan and I were there. Hope you had a great Hogmanay.


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Funny that you in Orkney are now going from autumn to winter while we in Cyprus are now going from summer to autumn, it is only days ago that I stopped keeping the shutters closed all day, that sun stopped being too hot. I liked the pic of the calm cemetary with roaring sea in background, very atmospheric. Stephan

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