Nae Snaw

Tiree is a snow free zone today and that’s how it normally is on the island.
Although at noon the thermometer had climbed to a high of 5.4 ° for much of the morning the temperature never reached 4°.  It was so peaceful . It was not just the almost complete absence of wind in the morning and it was also sunny. I guess a crisp, bright morning.

Drawing back the curtains we were treated to yet another great sunrise. As we feasted on porridge, we enjoyed the clear views across to the Paps of Jura. Yet, the real treat of the day was still hidden from view.

Ben More on Mull
Snow capped Ben More on the Island of Mull

On the way home from the church family gathering, we had a breath taking view of snow capped peaks. Although there is no snow on Tiree, the surrounding mountain tops  are dressed with snow. With our island being low lying, we have  big horizons that afford not only views of approaching weather systems, but on clear days, views to other Hebridean islands near and far,

The snow dressed Paps of Jura
The snow dressed Paps of Jura

What we could not see as the sun rose was the fact that the Paps of Jura were covered with snow. Ben More on Mull, the Paps of Jura and the Cuillin mountains of Rum – all are snow capped.

Snow Topped Cuillin mountains on Rum
Snow Topped Cuillin mountains on Rum

Ben Hynish at 460 feet remains snow free!
There’s no snow on Tiree.

Golf Ball, Ben Hynish
Golf Ball, Ben Hynish

All the benefits of snowy vistas.
None of the inconvenience.
This is ‘Life on Tiree’.