Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Blue Skies

This is this morning's view from the beach looking up to the Ormsaigbeg road and its line of croft houses, with the heather-covered ridge of Druim na Gearr Leacainn behind them.  The wind had dropped to nothing, the temperature had just lifted itself through zero and begun its rise towards midday's maximum of 10C, the sky was cloudless blue.  This is Highland spring weather at its most spectacular.

The wildflowers are flourishing, lesser celandine, daisy, dandelion, and the first primroses crowd the more sheltered spots in the hedgerows....

 ....and the first insects have taken wing, bees, flies and early butterflies like this peacock.

Across the Sound of Mull those people who had taken the early ferry across to Tobermory were enjoying being smoked by a muir burn on the hillside beyond Calve Island, but....

....on this side there were some who were finding the growing heat just too, too exhausting.

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