Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day.
Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom.
It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office.
Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies.
The view from the plane from Glasgow was impressive.
This has not always been his experience.
Blue-sky thinking is the activity of trying to find completely new ideas.
It is creative ideas that are not limited by current thinking or beliefs.
So states Collins English Dictionary.
I guess blue sky thinking is thinking outside the box.
However on Tiree blue sky thinking perhaps has another meaning.
As winter has given way to spring blue and grey skies have alternated.
Two or three days of blue skies have been followed by depressing grey skies.
Now it feels like spring has really arrived as we wake up day after day to bright blue sky.
A red sky at night is regarded as a herald of good weather the following day.
This has certainly been true since returning from our holiday in Dubrovnik.
Last evening’s red sky ushered in this morning’s blue sky.
I keep saying to myself you have photographed so many red skies.
I reason that I don’t need to photograph yet another red sky.
However, the temptation is almost impossible to resist.
It is just over three weeks to the day with the longest daylight hours.
Here on the Isle of Tiree even after the sun sets it is still light.
How I love that time of day – known as the gloamin’.
How we love to walk down to the pier as the sun sets.
Then to walk slowly back appreciating the gloamin’.
As the song says, “Roamin’ in the gloamin’.
On Sunday evening we choose to visit Vaul to watch the sun set.
Our arrival on the headland could not have been better timed.
The sun was just about to dip below the western horizon.
The Western Isles (Outer Hebrides) were clearly visible.
It appeared that the sun was setting over Barra.
Sky and sea were transformed.
We stood transfixed as we watched the sun make its descent.
What an impressive sight lay before our gaze.
This is Life on Tiree.
A gallery of the setting sun taken from Vaul.
We woke up to another clear blue sky.
And the forecast sounds promising for the week ahead.