Category Archives: Autumn

Ghost paths

Some of the fencing on our croft needs attention. It really ought to be replaced but for now a repair job will do. In autumn’s late afternoon sun the strands of wire are shining in silver and bright orange. There … Continue reading

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Wildness at the door

Autumn is in full swing everywhere with a rich basket of berries, nuts, fungi and assorted swatches of vibrant colours painted haphazardly across everything. I am home in the Highlands after a short visit to Paris, via London. Both cities … Continue reading

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Golden tea at the Autumnal equinox

At the approach of autumn’s equinox the midday sun is still quite high but the light cascading across the hills is changed. Sea breezes filled with salt meet crisper air from mountain tops and everything around us, mixing and swirling, … Continue reading

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Along a singing shore

There’s a keen wind singing along the shore this morning; it is not cold, just brisk and southerly. The waves are small but very noisy and their tops light up in glowing verdigris as the sun swims behind scudding clouds. … Continue reading

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October’s end (via Paris) and #AutumnWatch

Last week I flew south to Paris, chasing warmth on the tail feathers of a skein of geese. I have family there: my eldest child, his wife and baby boy.  I was greeted by skitterish clouds and showers though I … Continue reading

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Syrup-days, ink-skies and a belly-aching roar

We have skipped past the start of astrological autumn and the equinoctial balancing of night and day and danced into October. Everything has changed: light, sounds, smells, colours. And the heavens delighted us all recently with a mystic, blood-red, super-moon … Continue reading

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