November on Tiree began with a windy weekend. On Friday evening the wind began to ramp up. At midnight the gusts reached 59mph. The gusts began to steadily drop. By the morning they were in the 40s And so it continued for most of the day. Earlier in the week the Livestock Sale on Tiree […]Read more "A Windy Weekend"
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 […]Read more "Softly – Softly"
There are very few deciduous trees on Tiree. The normal mainland indicators of autumn are missing. There are no golds, yellows or reds, no conkers and no leaves to kick. Island Colours of Autumn However, the yellow irises are preparing for their winter repose. Their green leaves are turning brown as they die back. Very […]Read more "The Colours of Autumn"
Tomorrow holds in store an appointment with the ‘Lord of the Isles’. On Monday morning we board the ferry bound for Oban. From there we travel to Glasgow and on to London. And what a memory to carry away with us. Sunday was indeed sun-day. Daylight hours were mostly a radiant blue. What is more […]Read more "Memorable"
No Red, Amber or Yellow Alerts for the Isle of Tiree. The island has avoided the worst of the weather. In fact it has remained green for go. It has been unusually cold for the island. Sadly there have been burst pipes. Imagine a frozen ‘Island Loch’. Imagine crunchy sand. It’s been cold! On at […]Read more "Green For Go"
It’s December 26th. Through the ages it has been given various names. In some countries and cultures it is the 2nd Day of Christmas. From early on it was named after the first Christians martyr Saint Stephen. Nowadays the 26th of December is often referred to as Boxing Day. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the […]Read more "A Thank You Box"
In many ways the island is quiet at present. In other ways there are many events taking place. After all it is a busy time for Santa and his island helpers. At times during this past week there has been a swell running. Standing outside our front door you can hear the waves breaking. There […]Read more "Quiet Beauty"