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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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A poem for a summer storm in the mountains

  Summer Storm on Stac Pollaidh Languishing in perfumed August heat Stac Pollaidh stands crowned in red A stone serpent draped across his flanks Interlocking scales curl steeply upwards Reptilian ladder protection against a tide of booted feet Under tussocks … Continue reading

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Songs of the bog and a myrtle-scented comfort blanket

Our summer is flitting in and out of sight. Here for a few minutes then gone again, and in its vanishing comes an onslaught: winter, autumn, spring. All the seasons in one day. I think there are more seasons than … Continue reading

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Pathering, poddling and clearing the mind

Each morning I take a short walk across the croft, along a rough track and down the cliff, following a narrow trail by the shore and along to a nearby sandy beach. Dog dashes back and forth gathering bits of … Continue reading

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