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"
What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. We have looked out on a snowy landscape For the most part it has been no problem. No hassle. No inconvenience. What a contrast with reports and photographs we have been receiving. Tiree Airport was open and ready for business today with the runways cleared. […]Read more "Snow! No Problem!"
“Look at that!” “Look at those colours.” “Just look at that sunrise.” In Galleries double-click for Larger Photographs. Mouse-over for Captions Tuesday’s Sunrise “Look at the sky right now!” It has been like that more or less all week. Our eyes have frequently been drawn skyward. There have been inky black moments. There have […]Read more "Skyward"
It all began with the sound. This was not the stillness of falling snow. It was the incessant rat-tat-tat of hail pounding on the windows. The showers were short and sharp. They were intense while they lasted. And the effect on the ground was dramatic. Looking out the window you could be forgiven for thinking […]Read more "It’s No Snow"
It still amazes us how conscious we are of the weather here on Tiree. But then so much of life on Tiree is weather dependant. This is especially so for our crofters and fishermen. Weather watching is not an obsession. At least we don’t think so. Honest! The weather has a major impact on travel […]Read more "Tiree Weather Watch"
According to the Met Office, the meteorological winter begins on 1 December, whereas the astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2017. It is only mid November but this past week has been wintry. It feels dark with little strength to the sun’s rays. It is only five weeks to the winter solstice. So sunrise is […]Read more "Unofficially Winter"