Sunday, 28 June 2009

Sunday 28th June 2009

Another day of impossible choosing - should I show a jellyfish, the surf, GB on the shore, a Meadow Brown butterfly, an Orchid or a Meadow Pipit?


I settled for the Meadow Pipit, singing away.

Saturday 27th June 2009


A mason wasp - it's quite harmless, honestly!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Friday 26th June 2009


Waiting for Kate.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Thursday 25th June 2009


Bayble Island from a less commonly seen angle.

Wednesday 24th June 2009

How do I choose from over three hundred photos taken today?


In the end I settled for this one of a flock of terns. Not the best photo technically but it summed up a wonderful day of wildlife spotting.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Tuesday 23rd June 2009


I had two long walks today so choosing which photo to use was hard. But I'm a sucker for butterflies and just couldn't resist using this photo of a Common Blue.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Monday 22nd June 2009


This two-on rock in Stornoway library is Lewisian Gneiss from a nearby quarry. It is one of the oldest known rocks on the earth's surface.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Saturday 20th June 2009


Don't worry, SS, if you're short of things to photograph there's bound to be a cat around!

Friday 19th June 2009

Nearly midnight and not a decent photo taken yet. Fortunately I was saved by this cloud which Caroline pointed out - can you spot the duck!

It was actually more duck-like when she spotted it but by the time I'd got the camera it was dissipating a bit.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Thursday, 18th June 2009

From Project 355

Bayble Island from Pat and David's.

Wednesday 17th June 2009

A patch of sunlight on the headland.

From Project 355

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tuesday 16th June 2009

The view of some of the Scottish mainland mountains from GB's garden, over 60 kilometres away!

From Rambles from my Chair


The mountains were as clear and crisp as I have ever seen them.

Monday 15th June 2009

The garden centre by the Co-op in Stornoway has a small pet section and there is always some creature or creatures of interest to catch the eye.

From Project 355

This Tortoise was very friendly and came up to the glass of his cage to say ‘Hello’ to me. For a tortoise he was very fast and positively tore around his cage.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sunday 14h June 2009

This morning the sun did appear - and it stayed all day.

From Project 355

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Saturday 13th June 2009

The sun about to rise at 4.15 a.m.. In fact it never appeared as it went behind the clouds before actually topping the hill on which the houses of Upper Bayble can be seen silhouetted.

From Project 355

A beautiful sunny day with the occasional shower followed.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Friday 12th June 2009

From Project 355

Ladies Smock, also known as Cuckoo Flower or Milk-maids, (Cardamine pratensis) is common on the croft.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thursday 11th June 2009

From Project 355


This orchid was one of GB's birthday presents.

Wednesday 10th June 2009

Fulmars nest among the Thrift at the Butt of Lewis.

From Project 355

The Butt of Lewis is the northernmost point of the Isle of Lewis.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Tuesday 9th June 2009

On yet another almost perfect day...

From Project 355

A view on the Garynahine road, Isle of Lewis.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Monday 8th June 2009

A beautiful sunny day - though cold and breezy - saw us go to Stornoway for coffee as usual.

From Project 355

Lews Castle looked attractive across the harbour.

Sunday 7th June 2009



I watched Jenson Button in his Brawn-Mercedes win the Turkish Grand Prix on GB's big TV screen.  


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So far he has won five of the first six grand prix and been on the podium for all of them - only Ascari, Senna and Schumacher have ever done that before.   Not bad company to be in.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Saturday 6th June 2009

Up in the rigging...

From Project 355

...of the training ship Gunilla.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Friday 5th June 2009

The shore of Bayble Bay from GB's study window.

From Project 355

This was the sort of day when photos from indoors were much more sensible than going outside to be battered by the Force 6 winds and occasional heavy showers.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Thursday 4th June 2009

The mountains of N W Scotland as seen across The Minch from Lewis.

From Project 355

I hope you appreciate I was up at 4.45 this morning to get views like this!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Wednesday 3rd June 2009



When you live on the Isle of Lewis a sheepskin coat can be handy. Especially when the wind is as cool as it has been today.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Tuesday 2nd June 2009

When the Silver Y moths arrive from abroad they usually do so at the same time as certain other migrants.

As if to prove the rule yesterday's Silver Y's were followed today by a Painted Lady in GB's garden. Like the moths they will have come from the continent. It's amazing to think how far they can travel. And, as soon as they get here, they breed. No jet lag for them.

Monday 1st June 2009

And so begins another month.

From Project 355

This is a Silver Y moth - an immigrant species that has possibly travelled hundreds of miles to be here on the Isle of Lewis.