The weather is very dry and hot which, is affecting the growth on the croft. The fruit trees have very little blossom and the fruit are not setting due to the cold frosts at night. The bluebell display is very poor because of the dry conditions. Usually, by this time of year, the meadow is covered in flowers. This is rather disappointing. It will certainly have an impact on the bees and butterfly numbers, this year.
This month has been quite dry and growth is slow on the croft.
We have made a bench for the top of the Roskhill lane. We will put it in place in April. We can see views of the MacLeods Tables and Loch Bracadale. If we look to the north in the winter we will see the northern lights.
Great British Bird Count 2019
Birds observed visiting the bird table today within a one hour period.
3 Blackbirds, 2 Blue tits, 1 Great tit, 2 Coal tits, 2 Dunnocks, 3 Robins, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Greenfinches, 3 Siskins, 1 Hooded Crow (visited the garden, not feeders), 6 Sparrows, 1 Starling, 1 Common Redpoll, 4 Chaffinches.
We went for a wonderful walk today, along the side of Loch Dunvegan. The sun was setting at 4.40pm. The sky was full of colours.
Heavy snowfall overnight, a total contrast from yesterday. Fantastic morning for taking photographs.
The sun shines in an azure sky
lighting sparkles as the minutes pass by
Bright and crisp, clear and pure
A beautiful vision with great allure
Views from the top of Roskhill lane
Snow covered Fir branches
The snow is slowly thawing. Roskhill lane is like a skating rink. The is very low in the sky and does not melt the ice. Very slippy.
Rain, Rain, Rain! with high winds. Feels much colder than 7 degrees.
Storm Eric arrived today. Very high winds and pouring rain. The river was very swollen. Hoping for better weather tomorrow.
Beautiful day walked from Orbost to Forse (waterfall). Fantastic views.
We erected two more bird boxes in the garden on the conifers. Hopefully, blue tits and great tits will nest in them.
Found a beautiful clump of snowdrops behind the escallonia hedge in the garden today.