I'm utterly speechless, well, maybe relatively, I'm never 'out' of words. We had a wind free, rain free, relatively pleasant day today, reflections reoccurred in our lochs (I thought these had been stolen or cut by the local budgets as I haven't seen a reflection, in a loch or in the sea, in ages). I even managed to take a picture of the view from the garden - in fact I actually went into the garden without fear of being hit by flying fences, sheep or the neighbours shed. To say its been a tad windy here lately would not be an understatement. I haven't been able to write for days due to my utter obsession with whining about the weather and lack of internet due to storm damage and generally 'huffiness' about how utterly vile its been.
I have not been good company, even the dog and it would appear the chickens are avoiding me, therefore it may have indeed been a vile mood - they can normally be relied upon for their company in exchange for food, not lately - they have hidden.
Thursday night, we (the family and the dog/not the chickens) watched the window glass of our living room, dancing around, contorting in and out the other night with the force of the wind, whilst this is not unusual, its always slightly alarming. Hail bouncing from the flooded garden beds also a sight to behold as it jitters the pools surfaces. And, having found a TV aerial in the garden this morning seemed to be quite normal in our current blasted weather - I did not think, 'Oh wow, it must have been windy [subtext would also put in 'windy again, just the 50mph today though'] instead I just thought, 'Oh look an aerial - wonder where that came from'. Therefore a wind free day, with a bit of sunshine has left me speechless, which pleases everyone here. A face book comment I got today was of a friend who'd said she was 'evolution in action', not only was she now able to walk upright due to no wind, she had also been able to walk without wellingtons - real progress - the weathers been vile. I'm not sure why we haven't sunk or been blown away, or both.
Have a great weekend, I hope the weather remains kind and we might even venture out in it, but lets not count our chickens.
An epilogue to explain the weather whining here - we haven't had a run of good luck!
A weather monitoring station in the west mainland has registered rainfall every day since the middle of November last year. Recorded by Keith Johnson in Birsay, the figures show that December had nearly double the average rainfall for the month with just over eight hours of sunlight, the lowest figure since 1987. The first ten days of January have also proved to be just as wet with the average amount rainfall for the month falling in the last ten days.