Tag Archives: sea

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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Wild storm bounty, sea birds and blooming heather

A short, blast of extreme weather in the Highlands recently brought flooding and a heat wave; and lots of midges. These wildly fluctuating conditions light up the landscape with flashing colour and humming vibrancy, as if the end-of-summer days must … Continue reading

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Holidays, remote beaches and an unusual summer storm

Summer (school) holidays are in full swing and it’s been raining. Of course it has; just when you want some dry warmth so children can run about and enjoy the freedom of hill and beach on their Highland holidays torrential … 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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Bright light, white light and pre-Solstice glowing

June: summer Solstice is almost upon us and all the land is glowing. Warmth and light, at last, have bathed us all in magic, and while cool winds still catch the unwary, in sheltered places the joyous, delicious scent of … 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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