It’S NO Joke

The forecast is for ‘wintry showers’ and wintry showers have fallen on Tiree.
There are no deep drifts although underfoot the roads are slippery and slushy.

A fleeting glimpse of sunrise
A fleeting glimpse of sunrise

For some who were out early the roads were frosty and slippery in places. However sunrise was soon dispelled by threatening leaden skies. The rain that fell before lunch turned to snow after lunch and was soon coming in thick and fast.

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The birds were making the most of their Christmas present.
Word soon got out there was a winter warmer to be had.

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First indications that the show was beginning to lie.

It’s wet snow, it’ll never lie.
It’ll not last long enough to lie.
We are too near the sea for it to lie.
What it is to be proved wrong on every account!

It’s late afternoon.
Scarinish has taken on a wintry look.
Corrugated red roofs stand out even more.
Black felts roofs like chameleons begin to blend in.

It’s no joke!
Snow can and does fall on Tiree.
What’s more the forecast for tomorrow is for more.

Some sheep had sense to shelter.
Some sheep had sense to shelter.

It’s a good thing we know our way about.
Even the road signs are taking on a wintry look.

Just look at the snow/ice under clinging to the pole.
Just look at the snow/ice under clinging to the pole.

This is a snowy life on Tiree.

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