That Moment of Stillness

I heard someone on the radio today describe the period between Christmas and New year as that “little moment of stillness”. And so it is. The mad rush of Christmas is over (did you really need all that food/last minute shopping/that extra packet of biscuits/the partridge?!) and the Hogmanay celebration is yet to come. […]

Clearing the Mind

I doubt anyone could deny that 2016 has thrown some real stinkers at the world. It has been quite a year. Sometimes we just need to step back, take a deep breath, and decide what we want to focus on. Do we want to constantly seek out the negative or do we want to try […]

Frances Herself

Back in August last year I attended In the Loop, a conference in Glasgow. Besides enjoying the conference itself, it was also lovely to catch up with some friends of mine from the knitting world, including Karie Westermann, a Danish born designer now living in Glasgow.

We had, for a while, been talking around a […]

Same View, Different Day

Next year I’ve been invited by my brother in law, Russell, to join him at the Mothers Day Classic in Brisbane to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. After confirming with him that I didn’t actually have to RUN, I agreed that if we could match up dates then I’d do it with him. In […]

Monday Walks

I know I’ve said this before, but being self employed means that if the weather is absolutely glorious it is a crime not to take advantage of it, sneak off for a good walk, and then catch up with work when the weather isn’t too good. And, with snow and cold weather forecast for next […]

Autumn Light

At this time of year, on sunny days, the light can be fabulous. Taking time to appreciate the light really can help on driegh days when everything seems grey and miserable.

Lexie has been pretty poorly this week, so Peggy and I were on our own today when we took to the hills for […]

Summer has arrived in Assynt

 

Cooling off

 

Lexie’s Loch

 

Heather is in full bloom

So much to photograph

 

My legs are showing!

Bog Cotton

 

Summer Meadows

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Coming over all Sir Walter Scott-ish

After a few days of dreich, misty weather and being envious of the rest of the country sweltering in high summer temperatures, today was one of those days where you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world other than the Highlands.

Walking the dogs took a while today, even though it was a […]

Sunday Walks – Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt. Well it isn’t! Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly. But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda, or […]

Our separate ways

Stevan and I went our separate ways today …. he went to look at a piece of rock,

and I went to look at a a beautiful location.

Stevan’s walk included discussion about why this cairn, overlooking Loch Awe, was built, as well as who may have built it, while taking time to […]