Today’s walk was around the crofting township of Scarinish.
It’s a walk that we do most days, weather permitting
and takes in the pier, old harbour and lighthouse.
Having made our tour of the pier
we headed across the machair
towards the old harbour.
The setting sun was reflected in the sky all around.
Even the eastern sky across Mull was pink.
To the west the sun was dropping.
As we left the beach and crossed the road
our eyes saw a strange sight
a bush that was on fire
yet did not burn.
So we stopped to take a closer look.
Unlike its Biblical counterpart this bush did not burn.
It was but the effect of the setting sun directly behind the bush.
So our walk continued over the machair
and slowly through the township
transformed by the sunset.
It is not just the sun that transforms the machair.
The recent heavy rain has created tarns and lochens.
What a powerful mix – the setting sun on those tarns.
Heading for our all electric home
a smoking chimney reveals a living fire.
Hearth and Home.