Monthly Archives: May 2015

Abhainn Dearg: the Red River of South Erradale

Pulsing and rushing through Red River Croft is the River Erradale. On old maps is a prettier name, one which conjures up sounds and sights more truly reflective of its nature: the Abhainn Dearg or Red River. Our croft is … Continue reading

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The comfort of hawthorn and song thrush

It is mid May, and the late evening sun sets below Hebridean island silhouettes and ocean waters, leaving a residue of light and brightness. Nights are thin and watery now. Winter deeps and darks and diamond encrusted, frosty midnights are … Continue reading

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The scent of May

Across the land, spring is fervently gathering pace. We are considerably behind realms further south; nevertheless, in spite of biting blusters from the far north, there is activity aplenty in hedgerow, woodland, along the shore and high on the hills. … Continue reading

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