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Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Canterbury Winter Sunday and Memories of Shetland.

What a day! beautiful skies, and the most amazing frost this morning.

By the time I had charged the camera battery the frost had mostly disappeared.

A lazy-ish sort of day, I just re-skeined some yarns that I dyed earlier in the week.

My seasonal clock is still playing tricks on me, I have lived here for 3 years now and at this time of year I start to feel like Christmas is coming.... due to the shops being full of satsumas, parsnips, cranberries and brussels sprouts, having lived all of my life in the Northern Hemisphere these things are signs of Christmas to me. I wonder how many years it will take for me to stop feeling this?

I have been tidying up my photograph files on the computer, they soon get very full. I came across these pictures of the Shetland Isles and lingered over them, they bring back so many good memories. I have been lucky to have lived there twice, I sorely miss it and dream of returning there one day. It will always have a very special place in my heart:

Viking Boat near the harbour, in the background is the Island of Bressay.

The Drinking Horse at Eshaness.

Our local beach, note the lack of people.

1 comment:

  1. What a breath taking place you live in! I've always dreamed of visiting New Zealand. I admit it must be funny to have seasons switched around like that. I especially love the lonely beach and the huge wind turbines in the background.