Saturday, 13 April 2013
For the last half dozen or more weeks the Isle of Lewis has had little or no rain. Just like New Zealand's Hawkes Bay up to a week or so ago. There, however, the similarity ends. In Hawkes Bay the temperatures have rarely been below the mid 20s ℃. The same cannot be said for Lewis where it's been unseasonably cold.
A friend Dave who lives across the valley recently took these photos in the Lews Castle grounds.
I cannot ever recall seeing the grass so brown and dead this far into the spring. Apparently the lambing ewes are having to be fed supplementary feeds.