Some areas of Scotland are knee deep in snow. Parts of the south-west have this snow and have been without electricity for five days now.
Meanwhile in Lewis ...
I took these photos around eight o'clock this morning.
There wasn't a breath of wind, and although the temperature was only about 6 degrees Celsius, it felt gorgeously mild.
These first two photos are taken from the car,
but, believe it or not, I actually went for a wee stroll.
I am in the dunes taking this photo. The dunes are on the far right of the first photos.
The sea was about as calm as I've ever seen it, and the sound of the little waves was magical.
I'll add another couple of photos just so you can savour some of the peace,
and the beauty,
and the music which surrounded me.
The next lot of photos are taken from the machair. I stood in one place and took the first photo looking south-eastward.
There's our house!
And now, I guess I'm facing eastward,
to the north ...
to the south.
Our weather in Lewis has been so dry, that in this photo you can see the evidence of a moor fire on the east side of the island. The Tolsta moor is on fire, and in the centre of this photo, you can see the smoke rising to join the morning clouds.