May’s Full Flower Moon

Living on the Isle of Tiree you are conscious of sky and sea. With our big skies we can see the approach of weather systems. With our dark sky we often have an uninterrupted view of the moon and stars. (In galleries mouseover for captions, double click for larger photos) The moon influences the sea […]

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Not Quite The Full Moon

Almost, but not quite. The next full moon is on Tuesday 11th April. So Saturday’s moon was not quite the full moon. At midnight the moon appeared so bright. In fact it was so bright it caught our attention. With the curtains not quite fully closed the light streamed in. Earlier on in the evening […]

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Flavour of the Month

April the First. Sunshine and April Showers. Today we have received the flavour of the month. When this morning’s flight flew overhead there was low cloud. In fact it felt as if the plane was disappearing into the mist. Thankfully the plane managed to land. As so often happens there was a shower when the ferry […]

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Enjoy!

Enjoy the sunset. From a previous post you may know that the day began grey, cold and breezy, made all the more grey in coming across a dead marine animal. The day was not the most inspiring. However come sunset – now around 8:00pm what an amazing transformation in the sky above. It was another […]

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Countdown to Spring

This morning’s ferry brought with it the sunshine. First thing in the morning it had been damp. With the ‘Heb Isles’ came the sun. And this evening it is still clear. There is star after star What a sight! (Double-click for larger photographs in galleries) The air was so clear and so were the views. We […]

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A Sharp Reminder

Spring flowers might be out across the island but the weather today has been a sharp reminder that we are still in Winter and that we are not yet in Spring. The day started out rather dreich. It was damp cold with heavy rain showers. In the afternoon there were clear blue spells. However, the […]

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Sunrise To Sunset

First thing this morning the senses were rather dulled. We should never have stayed up so late last night. It was all the fault of the Snow Moon. It did not take too long to come round. From first light the sky was painted blue. This is Hebridean sunshine, blue but cold. However, not quite […]

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