Scenic Weather

Yesterday found us heading to Inverness, to the funeral of one of our community, Pauline. She was a larger than life character whose laughter could be heard a long time before you actually saw her. We were sad to say our goodbyes but it was a lovely service, with many memories of her laughter and […]

Hello Spring 2012

Today it really feels as though spring has arrived for 2012.

The daffodils are swelling beautifully and very nearly to burst into cheery patches of yellow and green:

If you look very carefully at the hedge around the garden you will find tiny flashes of soft green appearing:

My favourite garden flower, the […]

What a difference a few hours make

Sunday afternoon:

Monday morning!:

I think it is safe to say winter has arrived. And that black cloud ….. it really did look that black and angry and it was snow laden.

Winter is not quite done with us yet.

That white line across the sea is snow. It is very cold!

Dyeing, Knitting, and a bit of Admiring the View


The Fibre is up in the shop. I’m really enjoying the fibre dyeing again. I’ve had a bit of a break from it, but with encouragement from someone who’s opinion I value and who very kindly said she loved my dyed fibre, I decided to get back into it. So there it is. I […]

Candid Camera

This morning at 9.00am the moon was still high in the sky above the village of Stoer:

I usually make sure I’m behind the camera rather than in front of it, but Stevan couldn’t resist this photograph showing Peggy sitting behind me in the freezing cold.

In my rush to get out to […]


Yesterday we had to go to Inverness. We decided to be brave and venture out into the snow covered landscape. And we were glad we did. It was absolutely stunning.

Snow alongside Loch Assynt

Tree Frost

Cul Mor

Late afternoon sun on the hills

Apologies for some of the spots on […]


While I appreciate that, for many, snow and ice is not much fun and in some cases is very dangerous, but still – it is so pretty.

Icicles have been forming on the rocks pretty quickly in the freezing weather we’ve been having, and I managed to catch them on film yesterday just as the […]

Short Rations

We’ve been tied up with so many other things recently that our food shopping has been allowed to slip and we’ve steadily been running out of basics. We had planned to go across to the East Coast today to stock up on essentials, but when we set off this morning we realised that it would […]

Sunday Walks

Once again our Sunday walk was a little curtailed. We did have good intentions (I even pocketed the small boxes of fruit juice and chocolate bars!), but the type of snow that we have makes it impossible for the dogs. We’d only gone half way up the hill behind our house before Peggy was once […]