Friday, 17 July 2009

I will blog, I will, Honest


I will do some more Hebridean blog postings soon, I will, honest. In the meantime I'm adding a list of flowers seen within easy walking distance of GB's to the sidebar.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A walk to the shore


I'm catching up on posting about my walks from Eagleton over the last couple of weeks. This is a walk I took down the croft to the shore on the morning of 23rd June.

Grasses on the croft.

Bell Heather.

A Common Spotted Orchid.

A Sedge.

Ragged Robin.

A male Common Blue butterfly.

Looking up Iain and Carol's croft to GB's.

Broad-leaved Marsh Orchid.

Water Forget-me-nots alongside a peaty stream.

Meadow Cranesbill.

Down on the shore.

Friday, 3 July 2009


Some odds and ends spotted as I meandered around Stornoway.

A flower made of Harris Tweed.

A piece of Lewisian Gneiss (pronounced nice) on display in the library - one of the oldest rocks on the earth's surface.

In An Lanntair - the arts centre.

A work by tapestry artist Sallie Tyszko.

This herring girl statue was created by Charles S Engebretson and Ginny Hutchinson and erected by the Stornoway Amenity Rust in 2003 in recognition of the work of the herring girls in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Another herring girl statue.

This drinking water fountain us only a model. When I was a child the real things used to be scattered around Liverpool and I recall there was one set in the sandstone wall on the way home from school. It was great on a hot day to run it, tip one's head to the side and catch the water in one's mouth.

Boats in the harbour.

Lobster pots.