Tag Archives: sea

Grey tails and skylarks

As the first page of March opened, tall thunder clouds passed over the Cuillin and Trotternish on Skye and glided across the Inner Sound. Soundless, austere and stately, the heights of their heads were impossible to estimate and yet I … Continue reading

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Winter darkness is always threaded with light

Winter still stretches out ahead in a long slow arc. Occasionally it feels like travelling on a motorway through a wet, dark night, headlights on full. Beyond the limits of pale beams nothing can be seen even though we know … Continue reading

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Midwinter, Christmas and a new neighbour

I am restored. Normal winter weather has returned. From outside howlings and groanings interfere with any thoughts of planning for the day. The noise is relentless. I can’t see properly through any of my windows though I peer out of … 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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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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