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Talks-walking, eye-blindings and wild spraintings

July is a month of flickering, in and out, up and down. Heat and searing light give way to cooler silvery days filled with midges and mists, the latter gently spreading diamonds on leaves and flowers, in and out, up … Continue reading

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Wild meetings and mirages

A heron-grey early dawn. Through my open window wet scented air slipped in. It smelled wonderful. After days of heat that has bleached bog mosses and sucked moisture from soil, the rain was very welcome. Scents slicked over my tongue … Continue reading

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Winter’s arrival and otters by the shore

I woke this morning after a dream about a Tru(i)mphant bloke with blond fly away hair. Actually there were hundreds of them, rather like the dream sequence in Disney’s Dumbo, where elephants dance and morph into strange shapes and then … 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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Easter Rising

Winter, Spring, Winter, Spring, Summer, Winter, Spring. Three seasons, all within a few short weeks. Snow, sun, ice, heat, flood. The strange, turbulent and contrary weather continues causing puzzlement and concern. Yet the vernal equinox was blessed with a calm … 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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A moonstone otter evening

Years ago, my mother had a moonstone ring. A pale blue, perfectly smooth, oval stone set simply in old gold. No fancy swirls or filigree, just a thick band to grasp a finger and a sturdy setting to claim the … Continue reading

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