Sunrise this morning on Tiree was at 4:54. First-light, however, was considerably earlier. The previous evening the gloaming continued long after sunset. It is quite a thought. – The longest hours of daylight are still 4 weeks away. There was a stillness to the island as I slipped out of the house. It certainly felt […]Read more "A New Day Dawns"
Look Up! Look Down! Look Out! Look Around! Take a good look all around! Look Up! Stepping out this morning the first thing that caught my attention were the cloud formations high in the sky above. The first observation were the clouds behind the memorial in Pier Road. The whole day has been characterised by warm […]Read more "Look Out!"
‘An Turas’ is the Gaelic for ‘Journey’‘. It is the name given to a work of art situated very close to the CalMac Office that gives a view of the island land and seascape. How appropriate An Turas is for the journey into the unknown that we face. In 1939 when Queen Elizabeth was 13 years old she handed […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr"
With the hours of daylight still little more than six hours the month of January can often feel dark and dismal. The New year celebrations are soon a memory and the Christmas lights are stored away. 2016 Re-visited – Snowfall and Spindrift The winter of 2015-2016 was characterised by named storms. February began with Howling […]Read more "The Year that was 2016"
Merry Christmas – Nollaig Chridheil Storm Barbara is sweeping the island at present. The Good News is Christmas has not been cancelled. “The Word became human and made his home among us.” (The Bible) When God’s Son (the Word) was born, some shepherds were told, “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all […]Read more "Nollaig Chridheil"
As daylight hours shorten dawn comes later. No longer do you have to rise before 4:00 to witness sunrise. Before the sun rose above the Scarinish Headland on Tiree dawn awakened. How thankful we are to have windows that face north, south and west. At this time of the year the sunrise streams in our […]Read more "Dawn Awakens"
What an evocative scene. They were only about a hundred yards from shore. When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them— fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. Sunday’s wee blow lasted into the early hours of Monday. The day dawned bright, sunny and warm. What a contrast from the day before. […]Read more "An Evocative Scene"