Tag Archives: sunsets

The blooming of summer

Billy Connelly once famously said that Scotland has only two seasons, “June and Winter”, but the reality is very different. Just as the Japanese divide the year into twenty-four sekki (seasons) which are then subdivided further into three ko, a … Continue reading

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The opulence of confinement light and the determination of dandelions

Our dry weather continues. A few feeble showers have passed through occasionally overnight so the track to the sea remains dustily hard. The ground is unusually desiccated, the soil crumbly; it is the kind of dryness that would be found … Continue reading

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Golden tea at the Autumnal equinox

At the approach of autumn’s equinox the midday sun is still quite high but the light cascading across the hills is changed. Sea breezes filled with salt meet crisper air from mountain tops and everything around us, mixing and swirling, … Continue reading

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