|Summer at Spiggie?|
In most parts of the country April is a time of changeable weather and Shetland is no exception, indeed it could be justifiably said that April on Shetland is no different, in terms of changeability of weather, to any other month here. Over the last few days I’ve seen hail, rain, gale force winds, and bright sunshine, in temperatures from below freezing through to ‘shirt-sleeves’ warm.
April on Shetland marks the transition from winter to summer – this is seen through the light, the boats in the harbours and most of the all the bird life.
|Clouds clearing from Fitful Head|
|Statsraad Lehmkuhl at Victoria Pier|
|Old Town - Lerwick|
|21st Century Shetland|
|Ready for Summer - at Sumburgh Head|
|Brambling at Sumburgh Head|
|First Swallow at Quendale Beach|
April is the time when everything kicks off for the summer season on Shetland. On good days the clouds will just bubble away leaving the cliffs clear. And if on the other days the weather looks bleak, just wait a couple of hours. The weather is sure to change. And the final sign that it really must be spring on Shetland - the fence gets a fresh coat of paint.
And there is also a Flickr set with some of these, and some other images taken this month around the southern end of Shetland.