This Blog is Brought to You by the Numbers #30 and #19: Unst, Shetland, 19th-25th June 2020

The simmer dim refers to the whole of the summer period in Shetland when the nights only ever get dim and not really dark, but the lightest nights are, of course, around the summer solstice. I always thought the solstice was invariably on 21st June, although it varies a little either side of that date. … Continue reading This Blog is Brought to You by the Numbers #30 and #19: Unst, Shetland, 19th-25th June 2020

The Picture is so Big I Can’t Get my Head Round It: Unst, Shetland, 1st-18th June 2020

In 'Meme-Land', the Lockdown has dragged. There was one doing the rounds which went something like 'there are 31 days in March, three months in April and six *#&^ing years in May'. In contrast, I keep wondering where the spring went. The lack of any real bird migration, and the fact that there is nothing … Continue reading The Picture is so Big I Can’t Get my Head Round It: Unst, Shetland, 1st-18th June 2020