It’s Goodnight from Life on Tiree. It is a good night – a very pleasant evening. This morning’s rain passed over and the sun came out. This afternoon’s breeze dropped and the wind sock hangs limp. A casual glance out of our south facing window reveals two hares. They are sitting erect on the horizon, […]Read more "It’s Goodnight"
The daylight hours of Wednesday 23rd August proved to be a weather window. Overnight on Tuesday/ Wednesday there was thunder and lightening. The rain had to be seen and heard to be believed. “It was like living under a waterfall.” The BBC Reported: Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, often one of the sunniest places in […]Read more "Weather Window"
“And now the weather report from Coastal Stations for 04:00 Tiree Automatic – SE 4, 15 miles, 1018 and falling slowly.” Thus began today’s report on Coastal Stations from the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio4. Tiree is known by many for a whole variety of reasons. It is renown for its shell-sand beaches and clear […]Read more "Tiree’s Strategic Position"
Clouds are fascinating. Clouds transform the sky Clouds can block out the sun or a sunset. Or clouds can enhance a sunrise and a sunset. An often heard remark is, “I don’t understand this cloud thing.” These days the reference is usually a reference to data storage. The clouds above store water or ice until […]Read more "The Cloud"
The day began with bright, warm sunshine. However, early in the afternoon the rain arrived. It is welcomed by crofters and farmers for the grass is slow growing. In the past weeks there has been the occasional shower. However, for the most part we have enjoyed blue skies. So a wee reminder of Monday evening’s sunset. […]Read more "A Wee Reminder"
Friday ended the run of wall to wall sunshine. For the first time in over a week we woke to wet windows. Yet the rain did not amount to much – hardly enough to satisfy our crofters. As daylight hours drew in the western sky began to glow. The glow served to alert you to the […]Read more "Simply Friday"
Come fly with me over Tiree. This morning we fly over Baugh Beach. What a transformation from the previous evening. Baugh Beach – yesterday and today. Yesterday evening the sky was inky black and the sea green. This morning the sky was blue and the sea various shades of blue. There is still a strong wind […]Read more "‘Come Fly With Me’"