Thirty Days Wild, thirty posts throughout June (and July, I’m tardy) something that is grounded in our wild world. This year posts are from our travels around the north coast of Scotland on the North Coast 500 route and a visit to Orkney. Stand by, for lots of sky, sea, wildlife, history, Spud the dog and random musings.
I do like a nice stone roof slate, they are part of the vernacular style of old houses in north Derbyshire, the island on Sandy however takes the size of their roof slates to the max! Can you imagine manhandling these beasts into place? Seven slates for the whole roof?
Here a mixture of sizes of stone slates on the house and corrugated iron on the adjoining barn roof
Lichen have turned these slates orange.
The window looks so fragile against the stone, as does the starling perched on the ridge.