Wind, Water, Ice On – Shetland


Loch of Drigeo Shetland New years Day 2010, wind blown water over the frozen loch. By Didgykev

I find this short video most appealing. Hope you enjoy it too. Kevin who is something of an expert on all matters Didgeridoos, is a regular Jade reader and Throssel congregation member. He recently moved from the North East of England with his wife and young son up to Shetland. That’s and island very much north of the mainland of Scotland. By all accounts it sounds like a great place to be.

Meanwhile where I am, it is cold. Sub zero this morning. There is a quality to snow, about walking on it, at around -9 or -10 that has me transported into being impossibly jolly. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the light reflected off the snow is blinding, the air is simply…crisp! Wonderful! But I’m alone in my jolliness and I must remember to tone it down. People in Britain just don’t appreciate deep coldness. I learned to love and respect deep cold in Edmonton during a couple of winters there.

Gradually the house move I am helping with is taking shape. Iain of Little House In The Paddy, whose house move this is, writes about Clearing a path up the back yard. House moving is a high stress business and this weekend is the final push to get all the furniture moved in. Weather permitting.

Long time readers may remember that Iain escorted me during my travels in Japan and China back in 2005. He has just posted on, and about, perhaps the most beautiful section of British motorway where the road passes up along the edge of the Lake District. That section of the M6 should be filmed and set to music…especially when white with snow. Tomorrow I drive south with Iain through that beautiful valley. Perhaps I will manage to take a photograph as we go.

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