With daylight hours daily shortening there is a softness about the light.
This was especially noticeable on a Sunday morning walk to the pier.
It was a matter of stopping and appreciating the softness.
The softness was enhanced by the gentleness of the day.
The stormy conditions that were Storm Callum had disappeared.
Thus there was a gentleness about the island and in particular Gott Bay.
On Sunday morning the sun did not rise until 7:55.
Even after 9:15 the sun was still low in the sky.
This added to the sense of softness.
The shallow waters of Gott Bay softly reflected the sky above.
From the pier you look out to the Treshnish Isles and Ben More on Mull.
From the pier you also look across the bay to Gott, Kirkapol, Brock and Ruaig.
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Later in the morning the Baptist Church celebrated God’s Goodness.
The Sunday Gathering was held in their premises at Baugh.
There they had their Harvest Thanksgiving.
As they gathered they read from one of the Bible’s songs.
In Psalm 65 the song writer rejoices in God’s provision.
“From where the sun rises to where it sets,
you inspire shouts of joy.”
How appropriate the Psalm was to the day and the occasion.
After lunch with friends in Crossapol there was a gentle shower.
It lasted only moments and it was followed by a rainbow.
The bow appeared to stretch from coast to coast.
Autumn on the Isle of Tiree is soft and subdued.
However, the bow brought colour to the Reef.
Unlike many rainbows this one lasted for some considerable time.
The light was soft but the bow was so well defined.
There was even a partial double rainbow.
Our south facing window looks out across the water.
In the right conditions we look out on the Paps of Jura.
To think that these mountain tops are about fifty miles away.
On Sunday our view was across the Passage of Tiree to the three Paps.
The softness that characterised the morning light lasted until sunset.
We failed to witness the sun set due to some light clouds.
But the setting sun brought a soft red hue to the sky.
This is ‘Life-on-Tiree’
What a beautiful sun filled day it has been.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalm 113:3 in the Bible