St Valentine's Eve - February....and it's still snowing in Scotland.  Our January blog recorded early snow in Birsay Bay.  

When we first arrived at The Old Manse, (St Magnus Kirk, Palace, Birsay) in 2009, our good neighbour Bertie recalled 1948 as the last occasion when he could remember snow falling on our garden.   Seventy years later, the first daffodils are peeping through the soil at Annie's Place, only to be met by a blanket of snow. 

Snow on Daisy bed 700

What a difference from this same patch of ground, ablaze with last summer's flowers:  2018 visitors, see what lies ahead for your Orkney self catering holiday at Annie"s Place. 

Daisies Ablaze 700