Off and On

The week began with an intruder.
It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Scarinish.
When all of a sudden a lamb burst into our garden.
This woolly jumper had a taste for Mrs Life-on-Tiree’s flowers.
Flowers that had survived perched on top of a case on the ferry journey.

For protection purposes the woolly jumper’s face is not shown!

The banner headline is ‘Off and On’.
For most of Monday and Tuesday were spent off island.
An appointment in Glasgow involved making a trip to the Mainland.
Of necessity ‘Life on Tiree’ involves either ferry or flight for such visits.

A busy Merchant City and Whitelee Wind Farm
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On Tiree the week long highlight has been Feis Thiriodh 2018.
The Tiree Fèis was established in 1990
to foster and promote the language,
culture and music of Tiree,
making it as relevant as ever

to the lifestyle of the present day
in a way which draws people of all ages.

The Tutors’ Concert – Photograph courtesy of the Bottomley Family

For most of the week on and off the island we have enjoyed sunshine.
On such days the island is an amazing land and seascape.
It is not just the sky, it is the sand and sea.

A colourful view from the air of Heanish, Isle of Tiree

In such weather conditions we have been treated to spectacular views.
And not just of the Treshnish Isles out in the Passage of Tiree.
But views of the Paps of Jura some fifty miles away.

The Paps of Jura – fifty miles away

The week has ended with a rather damp and dreich evening.
However colourful sunsets have characterised most of the week.
We need go no further than the Pier in Gott Bay to revel in the rich tapestry.

Sunset transforming Gott Bay

No wonder yachts are increasingly being tempted to use the new moorings.
Imagine being very gently rocked to sleep under such a sky.

Gott Bay

On such evenings a pink/purple hue fills the sky.
It encompasses  and bathes the whole island.

Ben More on the Isle of Mull is colour washed

This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on and off the island.

God has given nature its very own palette