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Sunday, October 9 2016

Deer Hunting


Before you leave the blog in disgust thinking I'm talking about deer hunting with rifles, let me put your mind at rest.  This is deer hunting with cameras only!  At this time of year the rut starts, and as a result it is quite common to see one large stag with a harem of hinds,  and as the hills are  […]

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Saturday, November 15 2014

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 a short walk.  The  […]

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Wednesday, October 15 2014

I took a day off


I have been working flat out for the last 10 days, trying to catch up after being laid low with a horrid cold after Yarndale, and so when it looked like the weather today was going to be rather lovely, I took the day off.  One of the perks of self employment!After an extremely lazy morning we headed  […]

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Saturday, October 11 2014

So that will be autumn here then


We had an incredible month of weather during September.  It was mild, sunny, and dry.  The weather for the retreat on Tanera Mor was just fabulous.  So it was a bit of a shock to wake up on the 1st October and it was as if someone had flicked a switch from Summer to Autumn.Autumn means much growling  […]

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Thursday, October 24 2013

There is a nip in the air


Autumn is very definitely here, and has been for a while.  I regret not taking some photographs when I was in Inverness over the weekend of the beautiful colours in the tree leaves.  We don't get that kind of blanket colour in Assynt as trees are not quite so plentiful.  But Autumn has its own  […]

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Saturday, October 12 2013

On Holiday at Home

Lexie's Loch, Assynt

At the beginning of this week the weather was awful!  Really awful!  We had gale force winds and torrential rain interspersed with hail.  The wind was from the north at times, making it bitterly cold.  At times working in the dye shed was a little frightening - although fortunately the shed is  […]

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Wednesday, October 24 2012

New scenery

Yesterday it was glorious in Assynt again, so we went for a walk.  I wore my newly finished Warriston, but in fact it was too warm to wear it for too long.  I absolutely love this sweater.  It is everything you want in a winter sweater - cosy, beautifully constructed and it has pockets!  It is  […]

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Sunday, October 14 2012

More Autumn Colour

We took the opportunity to soak up a bit more autumn colour today.  For some reason the colours really have been spectacular this year.At this time of year, most walks are accompanied by the sound of the rut.  The noise the stags make is unmissable and unforgettable.   The noise echoes through the  […]

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Saturday, October 13 2012

Autumnal Walks

At this time of year you need to be prepared to grab your chance for a walk when the weather is good.  Fortunately we're in a position to do that, as if there is a dry spell during the day we can both sneak off with the dogs for a quick walk without feeling guilty about leaving work undone, as we  […]

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Wednesday, August 29 2012

An unashamedly yarny post

This week I received 2 lovely emails.  The first was from a good friend, and one whose company we are looking forward to in the near future.  I sent her some fleece a while back which she took on holiday with her, and she spun it by hand using her spindle and then created this scarf:I love it.   […]

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Wednesday, October 26 2011

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Although Keats reminds us that Autumn can be a time of mists, this evening it was a time of clear skies and beautiful sunlight:The hills were looking stunning as we drove in to Lochinver Mission for a bite of supper.And the sunset over Lochinver was pretty special too:

Wednesday, October 12 2011

Trip to the Hairdresser

In this part of the world a trip to the hairdresser offers all kinds of potential opportunities for photographs.  Jackie has recently moved to a new home, and I was keen to see what the views were like from her new hairdressing room on the outskirts of Inverkirkaig.The first thing to catch my eye  […]

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Saturday, September 3 2011

The Hills are Alive!

Not with the sound of music, no, but with the colour purple.  The heather has been glorious this year, and when you look from our house towards the hills they are shrouded in a purple haze.Heading up towards Water Loch today I kept stopping to take photographs, trying to capture the scene for you,  […]

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Tuesday, November 16 2010

Mid-afternoon Moonlight

Although we've lived in the UK for many years now, I still find it surprising to see the moon relatively high in the sky mid-afternoon.[caption id="attachment_3534" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Peggy, posing in front of the afternoon  […]

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Monday, October 18 2010

Time marches on

Having been away for just over 3 weeks it was a bit of a shock to come back to find that our lovely big rowan tree outside the front door has lost all its leaves.   Autumn has come rushing in while I wasn't here.  Trees that still have leaves clinging to the branches have turned a wonderful range of  […]

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