We woke up this morning in a pretty white world. Already during the night there was some snow and in the early hours the snow showers continued and left a nice white cover. The Rhinns of Islay were white with an inch or so of snow while the Oa on the other side of Loch Indaal seemed to be a bit greener. Most of the snow however was for the area around Ballygrant, Keills and Port Askaig, I think two inches and perhaps even more in some places.
Although the gritters were out early this morning doing their very best to clear the roads, the school buses and regular bus service were cancelled. Some of the kids must have had a day off as I saw a couple of snowmen in Ballygrant! Good news was that the ferries were sailing today. During the day the snow showers continued but as the temperatures gradually rose, some of the snow on low grounds melted. Below are some snowy Islay views.
Colourful clouds at sunrise
View of Port Charlotte 10 minutes later with a new shower arriving
Snow on the Rhinns north of Bruichladdich
Snow on the hills seen from the High Road
Snow Shower on the backroad near Bowmore
My favourite tree near the Sound of Islay
Paps of Jura and Heatherhouse Caol Ila