Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014


Hot hot hot!  Caught this in early morning light as I was getting a shot of a big spider.  You have been warned!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Old and new

Sometimes you just wish you could add the scent of the sweet peas!  It's a long time since I grew sweet peas as sunflowers had taken over for a while, but the delicate colours and the scent make it worth while!  I found this Mason jar in a local shop which was a surprise as I had only seen them in photos from the US, it's really a drinking 'cup' with a lid and straw.  The old book came from a second-hand bookshop in Scotland.  I offered to pay for it but apparently it was considered as unsellable.  If they only knew!

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Kelpies

On our way back from our holiday on the Hebrides we called in to see this magnificent work of art, open only two months, Over 30 metres high, lit up at night (we'll have to go back), named the Kelpies.  Have a look at the website to see some of the details - worth the detour!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hebridean holiday

Visiting the Outer Hebrides involved four ferries - I was a bit worried about these as I'm a bad sea traveller but I needn't have worried as all the crossings were perfect.  Even saw dolphins on one of the crossings which was a first for us.

We loved the empty roads and the wild flowers especially the 'machair', the flowers which grow on the low-lying areas next to the sea.  The sand and crushed shells are blown onto the land and create the ideal conditions for this carpet of wild flowers.  Another thing crossed off my bucket list!
Vatersay was once an island but is now reached by a causeway.  White sands and wilderness - second off the list!
A bit of excitement!  Watching the small plane landing and taking off from the airport beach on Barra.  What more could you ask for!  All this and the pleasure of meeting up with Annie and Niels in Ullapool - so nice to meet bloggers you've only seen in photos!