Sunday, September 25, 2011

This week in Autumn


A lot of wind and showers this week, making the views blurry and rain splattered.



But there are always the rainbows...


and we can find some colour inside - finishing off on some long over due crafty projects -


starting new ones, and planning the next.  Noticing how the colours of this Harris Tweed come straight from the landscape.

We never lack colour on the island - it surrounds us, even on these misty days  



Indeed, colour is all around us.



Even down at the shore - we paddle along the golden peaty river - 




and see that the sand looks a little bit browner than it did in the Summer.  The only  footprints are ours, today,  but the Autumn winds are beginning to uncover the stones again, as the dunes shift and change.


I know that last week, I mentioned a new arrival  - but this is not it. He is a very fine fellow though, isn't he? No, I am afraid you will have to wait another few days for the reveal!
Until then, I do hope you all have a wonderful week. xxx

27 comments:

  1. what a hansom bull!!

    Loving all the colour all arouns you and the very lovely star blinds!!

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  2. I love colour, I particually love the rainbow, there is a lot around at the moment isn't there, and that brightly coloured building, fantastic photos as usual :)
    Sue Xxx

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  3. Oh, how I love those shaggy highland cows! All that extra fur turns a cow into a cuddly animal.

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  4. Oooh I do miss views similar to that; very reminiscent of my childhood when I lived on the moors back in South yorkshire.. well not the sea and sand of course lol, but the heather and the fog and rain driving over the moorlands. It could look incredibly bleak and forbidding...... yet also wildly beautiful.

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  5. What a gorgeous full rainbow! I love the texture of your photos!

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  6. I love the blue roof on the building. It is always so much fun to see the difference of your beach to mine. I hope you enjoy your week. xx

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  7. Love your Autumnal colours. And although we are in spring our skies are looking very similar with lots of rain about.

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  8. I don't think I've ever seen such a perfect rainbow - that's beautiful!

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  9. love the rainbow and the wellies. autumn is my favorite season ... i love the color in it and the movement of nature! the celt in me loves a bit of wind that actually moves the trees. we had some today and i feel full up tonight.

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  10. The perfect rainbow! What a lovely group of autumn photos. I love the barn and the wellies and that BULL - Shaggy fellow

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  11. Lovely pictures as ever, weather like that makes me feel all cozy, snuggling up under a blanket with something to craft! Either that or the exhausted feeling from being out in the wind and all that fresh air (and then spending an hour trying to detangle my hair LOL)

    That bull does look handsome, but those horns alwayslook so intimidating! Even though I am sure they are gently creatures. Hope you have a great week ahead.

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  12. the colours of Harris tweed do literally come from the landscape, do they not?!

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  13. Just love the red shed!
    Take care,
    Deb

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  14. It's great to get a few things finished and I love the fabrics used in your blind, the Harris tweed fabric is a great interpretation of your wild and beautiful landscape, can't wait to see what it becomes.....lovely images. x

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  15. Thank you - it is so nice to share all the beauty.
    GZ - the colours do indeed come from the land, but it is a phrase I used to just take at face value. Sometimes though,itbecomesblindingly obvious. Since I have been working a bit with tweed, I see the patterns everywhere.
    The shed is wonderful. It always makes me smile. xx

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  16. wow the colours are really amazing and don't have to be so bright that they burn our eyes to be beautiful .

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  17. i haven't seen a rainbow in forever! thanks for yours :-)

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  18. You do live a colourful world, Jacqui.

    I'd love to be alone on that beach...

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  19. Oh, your photos just make me sigh with pleasure and longing. Lovely!

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  20. We're leading similar days: all rain soaked and puddle splattered and crafty.

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  21. I love misty weather, its a bit more interesting than plain old drizzle. But then I tend to do better when its a bit cooler, it must come from being a December baby lol. Beautiful photo's Jacqui, and rice pudding nom nom.
    V
    xxx

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  22. Thanks for these beautiful photos. I know what you mean about the connection between the tweed colours and the landscape. I wish I could have spent more time at the photography exhibit in An Lanntair this summer that showed where the dyes come from.

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  23. Thank you.
    Very few days go by without a rainbow here.
    Christine - I am glad you got to that exhibition - it has changed the way I see the land aroun me now.
    BBTS - sometimes it is nice to have an excuse to stay in - not for too long though.
    Chris - even in high summer, many of the beaches are empty.
    Denise - me neither !
    Susan and Charlotte - thank you - I am so glad you enjoyed the photographs.
    xxx

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  24. Simply gorgeous! Love all the photos but seriously? That egg has my tummy rumbling! lol! Yum! I haven't seen such a richly colored yolk in forever!

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  25. Having your footsteps as the only ones on a beach is a very special thing.
    Love your update on how autumn is progressing with you. Is there a technical knack to posting the 3 smaller photos in a nice line? I have tried to do this but failed. I am disenchanted with Blogger recently, plus have very little time for blogging, so not a good combination!
    I did however succumb to a copy of Country Living for October. Perhaps because it's one of the few magazines on the shelf that isn't encased in plastic and can therefore be looked through before buying!

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