It’s the last week in November and Tiree has experienced crisp sunny days. Daylight hours are in short supply as we move towards the winter solstice on the 22nd of December, but the few hours of daylight have been been a delight. While much of the UK has suffered from either frost, mist or flooding, […]Read more "Breakfast Marmalade"
The air was still. The sea was was calm. It was a beautiful morning, even if there was a nip in the air. There was an added attraction to being out of doors – an orange glow was lighting up the sky and colouring everything it touched. Our home lies tucked in beneath the slight […]Read more "A Glowing Report"
We arrived at the bay just as the sun was setting. As we stepped onto the beach the sun was on the horizon. Literally within a matter of minutes the sun would drop below the skyline. Seaward Gott Bay faces east and south. Often we stand on the pier and watch the sunset. There you […]Read more "Sunset Bay"
On the first day of the week the sun rose and set. You might be thinking that there’s nothing unusual in that. But on this occasion both sunrise and sunset were clearly visible. Here on our island we have enjoyed three consecutive calm sunny days. However it was only on Sunday that both sunrise and […]Read more "Day One"
“What a morning!” The phrase can be said or understood in several different ways. It can be no more than a casual remark – a neutral expression. It can express a sense of disaster or despair. It can proclaim joyful exhilaration. “Oh! What a morning!” This morning it was exhilaration. Before dawn, before first light, […]Read more "“What A Morning!”"
Saturday 20th January has been one sunny day. It is especially noticeable after a week of wild wintry weather. The week has included high winds, hail, snow, frost and today sunshine. We escaped the worst of the named storms that have hit the UK during the week. We also saw little of the […]Read more "One Sunny Day"
It’s the day with the shortest hours of daylight. Thus far these daylight hours have been a delight. From first light a low lying mist crept over the island. As the sun rose slowly in the sky it highlighted the mist. The Memorial in Pier Road proved an ideal vantage point. Across the Passage of […]Read more "Misty Morning"
First light brought a strong hint of what lay ahead. The first streaks of light hinted at the coming sunrise. As the darkness receded the sky was a delight to behold. “Are you going to go out?” “Do you want to go to the memorial?” “Breakfast can wait until you come back.” Was I glad […]Read more "Glorious!"
It is Sunday, Sunrise Day. And what a stunning sunrise. There is no doubt that it had the WOW factor. The light in the room was the first hint. Throwing back the curtains it was confirmed. We were certainly in for a real treat this morning. I simply had to witness the sunrise over the […]Read more "Sun-Rise-Day"
It’s Goodnight from Life on Tiree. It is a good night – a very pleasant evening. This morning’s rain passed over and the sun came out. This afternoon’s breeze dropped and the wind sock hangs limp. A casual glance out of our south facing window reveals two hares. They are sitting erect on the horizon, […]Read more "It’s Goodnight"