Turner and the stealth bird

In April and May, when these islands in the far north-west are caught in a northerly air flow the long days are bathed in sunlight. The cold air brings a crystalline clarity to the light and on calm days the distant islands of the archipelago appear to float on the horizon. We have not entered… Continue reading Turner and the stealth bird

Earth Day – late celebrations

We were sitting enjoying the late evening sunshine and a glass of wine, watching the skydancers and musing as to whether we'd have a spectacular sunset when the Ardivachar gods gave me a nudge in the ribs. A beautiful male Hen Harrier, resplendent in pearl grey and black livery, had the temerity to fly through… Continue reading Earth Day – late celebrations