Monthly Archives: August 2014

Insects between the showers

A few showery and rainy days on Skye still gave way now and again to warm sunshine.  In these sunny intervals the insects emerged to feed on the flowers of heather, black knapweed, devil’s-bit scabious and angelica that surrounded our … Continue reading

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High on Skye

Even the lesser mountains on Skye look huge. Perhaps it’s the fact that they rise from sea level or perhaps it’s that they are craggy or covered in scree that gives them the sense of being high and impenetrable.  Beinn … Continue reading

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