Right now from my office are the most amazing natural colours from here to the heavens and beyond, in all of the time I have been here in these magical Islands.
It is absolutely stunning
In fact I am going to cut this posting short because trying to describe the colours and visual effects is literally impossible, without starting with a hundred WOW’S !!!
It is Sunday and been another stupendous day here with clear blue sky and very calm.
It is now nearing 5.9pm and any colour you can mention is now displayed in different layers of sky from here to Iona and beyond.
Mull is magical at all times of year, as regular visitors know !
The forecast is again for a wonderful day and I hope the BBC get it right for Mull and the other Hebridean Islands, because like yesterday, they usually don’t.
Today from my office The sea from here to Iona looks like some alien place, with a golden desert instead of a blue sea, but I am losing it by the minute now as the sun is trying to rise and no doubt create another copy of a Turner painting.
Can any other destination beat the Hebridean Islands and its natural visual effects?
I have just got up, only to be staggered to see a probable Scottish Wildcat walking slowly over our decking.
It had a big face, body bigger than a domestic cat and a black tip to a heavy tail.
The coincidence is that they were also found in the Scottish Highlands
a few days ago, but that is miles from here and we are on an Island after all !!
It will take me some time to clear my head on this one, as it is of course the last big wild creature to be still free and waiting to be found in Scotland.
The day played out very well for me yesterday with visitors as keen as I am !
So 3 sea eagles waiting for the otters to arrive on an islet, with food bigger than a butterfish, which just isn’t satisfying enough for a sea eagle !
Then we had regular activity between themselves while still waiting !
A number of great northern divers now and a close otter at Gribun
In Glenmore I had a great sighting of a very bright male hen harrier, stone chats increasing at last, after a strange season for them.
Lots of redwings and smaller birds also as we circled the mountains
Right now at 8am on the 22nd October we have a gorgeous pale lemon sunrise and it was a top of the table full moon over the house last night.
Well its been another one of those beautiful days here on Mull and tonight might be another lovely sunset.
I have covered a lot of things today in a very short time and therefore pleased with myself !!
Its a lemon and gold sky now and still very calm from here all the way to Iona a few miles across the Hebridean Sea.
It’s about 10.30 in the morning here and I was up and engrossed in our star filled sky in the middle of the night.
Some of the stars were very close and equally bright. The sky was hard to leave and this morning the whole island would be hard to leave, with blue sky, a very calm sea and the landscape of the island in every colour of the rainbow and more.
I think this will now continue all day and evening, perhaps with a bit more of the moon ? But who knows, this is nature personified and Mothernature is usually the boss around here !!
Well it was wild here overnight and still wild now at 11.0clock. But the sun is above us and the wind is decreasing I think !!
It’s what makes the Hebridean Islands so special of course with its very diverse scenery and challenging climate.
What can beat a walk with your partner on one of our powder white beaches, no matter the weather ? In fact the wilder it is the more romantic the experience !! So come on and dip at least your toes in the cleanest water you could find anywhere in Europe, along with the purest healthy air after that city pollution
Well it’s 5.17 pm and there is a wonderful lemon sky stretching the length of the south of Mull and Iona just I like another one of those Turner Paintings which we see so
Going right is a deeper and dazzling yellow sky which will probably new set over Northern Mull and the Isle of Coll.
It is also dry, and very calm with no wind as yet this evening, but what will be will be !!