Thanks to all who have given us bird feeders as presents. They have been a great source of education and entertainment. Sparrows may be in decline on the Mainland but not in our garden. It was a misty, damp morning. But we are hungry. Back and forth to the feeder to collect a seed. Open […] […]Read more "Fledgling Feeding Time"
Saturday 29th April 2017 is the big day. Walkers, runners and supporters have started arriving. They are coming by ferry, scheduled and chartered air flights. Today’s ferry was exceptionally busy with cyclists and foot passengers. It’s Friday and the weather today has been remarkably calm. For Tiree it is warm, bright and still. What a welcome! The sun […]Read more "It’s the 10K and Half Marathon"
Winds forecast to gust to over 45mph. Hail laden showers driven by the wind. Bright blue sky and dark clouds. One dramatic day. The ferry on an alert. Possibility of only one stop at Coll. Then the possibility of being unable to berth at Coll or Tiree. A school party is wanting to visit the […]Read more "One Dramatic Day"
A flying visit is a most apt description. No sooner back on the island and I have to fly off. I have to keep a long standing appointment in Glasgow. This morning was proof that daylight hours are getting longer. With the curtains drawn back we were treated to a great sunrise. The wind was […]Read more "A Flying Visit"
It may not be a named to storm to the Met Office but it has certainly felt like a storm here on Tiree. The winds have consistently gusted over 60 mph throughout most of the day. At 5:00am the wind gusted to 77mph a fact noted by the BBC weather report at lunchtime. The Tiree […]Read more "One Unknown"
This morning the sun burst through the clouds momentarily. For the most part it has been a grey, windy day. What a contrast with the previous day. A day to look back on thankfully. Just after 9 the sun began to put its head above the headland. At first light there was a hint of […]Read more "A Ray Of Sunshine"
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"