Comments Keep up with comments here: Margaret o Skeel on The Bird by Edwin MuirWow! What a poem! I thought is was about a bird too, until I read it again. An inspiring thought, to be a wide-winged soul. Thanks for sharing this. What did Barn Swallows do before barns? – the HALL of EINAR on Twittering and chattering[…] Twittering and chattering […] triflebizarre on Swallow over the rainbowWow! Breathtaking!! Swallow over the rainbow – the HALL of EINAR on Rain Bows[…] Rain Bows […] David @ the HALL of EINAR on Location of injuryThanks Helen - I'm glad you enjoyed it. David @ the HALL of EINAR on Location of injuryThanks Sukey. It's a fair representation of the way I usually think. Sukey on Location of injuryVery much enjoyed this Helen McAteer on Location of injuryInteresting and entertaining, as always! Thank you. United Monopolies – How much are we paying water companies for our wildlife drought? – the HALL of EINAR on Dove Stone Dove[…] Dove Stone Dove […] Rosemary Hogg on The Late Swallow – a poem by Edwin MuirHi, There was a late swallow here the other day and I wondered what its fate would be- this fits perfectly! Christine Keay on Sugar and spice and everything nice…A slug is living behind my cooker, he comes out at night and leaves silvery trails all over the kitchen carpet. I can't locate him as it takes two strong people to lift the cooker off the wall fixture so I just tolerate him, - as long as he stays on the floor! David @ the HALL of EINAR on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeYes. It really is true. David @ the HALL of EINAR on Goose Barnacles and Barnacle GeeseThey are exceptional things. I'm fascinated by how they move - it's very slug-like. David @ the HALL of EINAR on Westray Coast 50 – Day FiveThanks so much David - it's been a pleasure to share my experiences. I hope you'll come again and experience a little more of what Westray has to offer - although the Puffin hotspot *is* fabulous, isn't it? Haws – the HALL of EINAR on The smell of death in the month of May[…] The smell of death in the month of May […] triflebizarre on Goose Barnacles and Barnacle GeeseThanks for these pics - you've helped me identify two different kinds of goose barnacles. I found some buoy barnacles on the beach by Skara Brae and the other kind I found on the beach at Birsay. They fascinated me. triflebizarre on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeThanks for this article - I have just returned from a holiday in the Orkneys and miss it already! I could tell a pedie story to back up each of your points and show the hundreds of photos of rainbow, but I'll stick to the lost property and kindness one - on our last day in Kirwall visitor centre we left some printed travel documents on the counter. When we realised they were missing, we called only to be told that the young woman at the counter was already on the way to the airport to reunite them with us....Pat Nelson on The most persecuted bird in BritainWow! That artwork is amazing! Thanks for sharing it. David Clegg on Westray Coast 50 – Day FiveHi David, I've visited Westray twice in the last four years however on both occasions I only had a few hours and didn't get any further than the well known Puffin hotspot so congratulations and thanks for the tour, it was most enjoyable. David @ the HALL of EINAR on I’m not the only one who finds ducks faintly ridiculous, am I?Ha! They sound amusing if a little sad Helen. Many ducks seem to be closely related so interbreeding in captive populations is a real issue. David @ the HALL of EINAR on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeYes, Orkney has such much sky I'm surprised that there's any left to go around! David @ the HALL of EINAR on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeYes Pat, it's a very inspiring place for artists. I hope you'll visit again soon. David @ the HALL of EINAR on The Secret Purple SandpiperThanks very much Sue - a great bird! Sue Lemmer on The Secret Purple SandpiperWhat a wonderful opportunity to see such a rare bird. Well done! Pat on 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Visiting Orkney for the First TimeMarvelous -- and useful -- post. Have to say I was shocked to see that gigantic cruise ship docked in Orkney. Oh, my! I visited Orkney in 1992 to see where my grandfather came from (St. Margaret's Hope). I could barely bring myself to leave. I love the landscape and villages -- and that SKY! WOW!