Four Seasons in One Day

A great song by Neil Finn and often a good description of the weather up here in the Highlands. Today saw a damp, cold, drizzly start, followed by sunshine, cloud, sunshine and a bit of snow up on the Cairngorm peaks. Like the weather, life seems like four seasons in one day, too. Each week… Continue reading Four Seasons in One Day

The Circle of Life

With all the changes of the past year, and the agility we’ve needed to keep things moving forward, it is good to have some familiarity in our lives. This weekend has seen familiarity in Eurovision (bravo, Italy!), the end of the football season and, as seen this morning, the week-old cygnets on the river. Every… Continue reading The Circle of Life

Peace at Lochan Uaine

We all like a bit of peace, don’t we? Peace comes in different ways to us; a long stay in bed, a spot of quiet reflection, immersing ourselves in music, being in a noisy crowd. It’s often a state of mind we can access anywhere, anytime we choose. Our peace today was a walk in… Continue reading Peace at Lochan Uaine

Weathered Resilience

At the end of a busy, fulfilling week, it’s great to recharge the batteries in nature. Walking around Glen Feshie, we revisited the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, where each piece is intended to withstand the Highland climate without cosmetic alterations, until it breaks and dissolves into the soil where it stands. Like so many people… Continue reading Weathered Resilience

Unexpected Pleasures

Life’s throwing a few things at us right now. Amidst the constant change and surprise in our lives, it’s good to notice the unexpected pleasures. These are the good things around us, waiting to be noticed, noted and appreciated. Make a note of the ones you notice. You’ll start noticing more of them and appreciating… Continue reading Unexpected Pleasures