Category Archives: Midsummer


Imagine, if you will, standing in front of a marble wall. It is smooth and cool to the touch and although the overall impression is pale and white, on closer inspection it appears flecked and veined with different colours. The … Continue reading

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Silver tears and the balm and mystery of bogs

Our run of summery weather came to an end over a week ago, the bright blues and warm sunshine hassled and bullied into submission by bands of misty rain and pearl-grey clouds. For the first time in many weeks I … Continue reading

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Midsummer: inner sounds and outer colours

Since the summer solstice sunshine and showers have been passing quickly across the croft, hills and sea. The bright warmth of recent weeks still clings to the North West Highlands and the air is filled with countless trillions of tiny … Continue reading

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