January means January?

As January draws to a close we're still wrapped in a cocoon of grey spun from wet silvery threads of salty cloud whipped up from a plumbean sea by the breath of Zephyrus. The rain slowly dissolves the coating of salt from the windows to reveal a monochrome landscape highlighted only by a pale yellow… Continue reading January means January?

Riotous assembly

Winsor and cadmiun lemon, bismuth, chrome and cadmiun yellow, Naples and Indian deep and light yellow, jaune brilliant and yellow ochre have been splashed and dripped across Ardivachar headland as the sun has irradiated the islands for the past month. The machair is in its yellow period and the early summer flowers are glowing and… Continue reading Riotous assembly

Gardening Dilemmas 3

Do I rest on my laurels? With a little help from an errant jet stream the cottage garden now looks like a cottage garden and not a bare batch of ground with some scrubby grass/weeds imitating a lawn. At last "nice, wall, terrific view shame about the garden" has been replaced by "what an interesting… Continue reading Gardening Dilemmas 3