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by Tim Wright - 18:39 on 23 April 2014

Nine of us made it to Happy Valley on a foggy afternoon with a brisk Easterly wind. The blue bells were just on their way out but we were greeted by very noisy Ravens waiting to be fed by long suffering parents. The house has had its  roof done up but this may need further surgery yet it seems . As usual lots of photographic opportunities around the trees ,the burn ,the house and all the stone work plus a chance to meet the fairies too.
Tea was taken ,after an hour due to the chill factor, at the Standing Stones.
The trip to the Barony Mill had produced lots of excellent photos of flour caked apparatus ,including lights ,a spiders web ,all the Machinery and a rotund Miller. Much hilarity of the photos of the brushing off of the Flour afterwards including one of Hilary applying the brush rather intimately to the Miller (or so it seemed ) The camera never lies !!
"Spring " was this month's theme and included many Lambs ,a very new calf, frogs spawn, lots of flowers and daffs along with some genuine springs. The one causing the most laughs was the Emerging Rhubarb  or were they embarrassed sniggers ? Well done for  all those great contributions.
The next meeting is on 21st May at 2pm at the Brough of Birsay Car Park with the intention of going for tea to the Birsay tea Rooms for tea. A wander around the shore to the Whale Bone Cross or to the Palace depending on weather at the time, it will be up to you. We might even get across to the Brough if the tides are right.
The theme for this month is "Outdoor Activities". Sporting or non sporting will do well.
Keep clicking,

Spring Flowers - photo by Tim Wright

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