Whatever The Weather Give Thanks

Balevullin, Felt and Thatch Roofs, New and Old side by side.

The weather, as often, is a current topic of conversation on the island. ‘Haar’ or sea mist is much more associated with the East coast of Scotland, yet more than once in the last month it has drifted across the island. The wind coming from the north west has been damp and cold. For many crofters this has meant extra feed for their cattle as the grazing for cattle and sheep has been stunted. Naturally, we blame our visitors for bringing the present weather conditions with them. After all Tiree lays claim to being the sunniest place in the UK.

Having guests gives us yet another opportunity to cross the island coast to coast, appreciating that in spite of the present cold spell, there are signs that soon the Machair will be a riot of colour. A favourite spots to take our visitors to is the seal colony at West Hynish and today we were not disappointed. Whatever the weather there is just so much to give God thanks for . . .

“Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.”
Psalm 100 in the Bible