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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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Wildness at the door

Autumn is in full swing everywhere with a rich basket of berries, nuts, fungi and assorted swatches of vibrant colours painted haphazardly across everything. I am home in the Highlands after a short visit to Paris, via London. Both cities … 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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Along a singing shore

There’s a keen wind singing along the shore this morning; it is not cold, just brisk and southerly. The waves are small but very noisy and their tops light up in glowing verdigris as the sun swims behind scudding clouds. … 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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A sea-eagle-wild

Outside the wind is blowing fierce and cold, sweeping thick greyness across the Minch to hurl icy showers hard against the windows.   The mountains are snow-clad and the Red River has over-topped its banks. A new burn has appeared … Continue reading

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