Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Paddy



It is raining here today; the bright colours of the hedgerows and hills seem even more vivid in the rain at this time of year, the bright sap greens contrasting with the purple heads of the bluebells, the flags bursting with yellow and the primroses lining the hillside.

Jura was shrouded in veil of mist today, the Paps were completely covered. It seemed appropriate as Jura is an island in mourning today. Paddy, died yesterday. He was an islander and his passing was sudden and totally unexpected. It has shocked the community and left them with a huge sense of grief. He was only in his forties. He was part of the ‘furniture and fittings’ of the island, a real character, who formed part of Jura’s unique personality. An island is made up of its community, and Paddy was deeply embedded and rooted at the very heart of that community, an old friend of the happy farmer’s, across the water, we too feel the loss of this very unique man.

Until next time…

11 comments:

Inthemud said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Very Atmospheric picture.

Warmest wishes
Elaine

DevonLife said...

sorry to hear about Paddy. Jura is famous in our house for the whisky of course

toady said...

Great picture. RIP Paddy

@themill said...

Sombre weather to match the mood. so sorry to hear about Paddy.
Some of our malting barley goes to Jura. (that much i do know).
Pigs below - you need Kune Kunes. Don't go on criminal damage sprees and neither do they root.

muddyboots said...

damp weather up there & mood to match it would seem. it has been very wet all day down here too. lt amazes me as well how green & vibrant the hedges & trees are when it rains making the colours very intense.

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

May his soul and the souls of all the departed rest in peace.

Can I jsut say wihtout sounding irreverant, when this was loading the clouds looked like a scan of a body curled up showing the spine, it wasn't til I read your blog I rlasied it was clouds. Have a look and see what you think. Is it just me?

JacquiMcR said...

A very beautiful picture which matches to occasion perfectly. As my aunty mary would say "happy the corpse that it rains on", so I think the rain is a fitting tribute to Paddy.

Take care - Jacqui x

elizabethm said...

thinking of you and your husband. the picture is a tribute to your friend. the only response is to live well and not forget.

bodran... said...

It's all been said! but the pall one unexpected death can have on a community is tremendous..god bless x

Elizabethd said...

Sad for you.
How well I remember Jura, a beautiful island of light....not like your photo today.

Suffolkmum said...

Yes, its all been said, but so sorry to hear that. Forties is way too young. Amazing picture.