A little of this and too much of that!

Photographing pyramidal orchids - definitely not enough of this! I thought it would be a little presumptuous to peer over the blogging garden wall and announce - "I'm back - remember me?"particularly as I couldn't invite you in for tea and cakes. It is hard to believe that the Croft Garden blog has been left… Continue reading A little of this and too much of that!

Hebridean Nature Notes

Some of you know and some of you probably suspect that I lead a double life, which occasionally leads me astray from the virtuous path of gardening and writing about my garden. Sometimes the temptation to indulge in my other passion becomes overwhelming, sometimes I'm seduced by others, but often I require no encouragement. Living… Continue reading Hebridean Nature Notes

Over the sea to Skye

Island life is essentially about being in harmony with the rhythm of the seasons, but it is the weather that really determines what we do and when, so I have adopted the Darwinian philosophy that survival depends on the ability to adapt to the environment. Consequently I have become a creature of routine and habit;… Continue reading Over the sea to Skye

Latha Fèill Brìde (Bride’s Feast Day)

Winter a time of myth, magic and story telling and for those who live on the outer edges of Europe where the power of the old gods is still perceptable, it does no harm to respect the ancient traditions. Afterall winter is the time of the Cailleach Bhéara, the winter goddess who rules between Samhainn… Continue reading Latha Fèill Brìde (Bride’s Feast Day)