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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

holidays and the end of summer....

back home from our holidays, and there is a noticeable silence, in the outhouses and the skies, a deafening silence, no twittering and zipping in and out...the swallows have gone. Undercover of darkness they have disappeared. They were here, and now they are not, they are off, winging their long journey across vast oceans and land masses. We who remain behind attached firmly to the earth can only admire...and look forward to their return next year.

We had a wonderful relaxing week on Colonsay, in the Inner Hebrides. It started with a 2 hour ferry journey...which takes you out to sea and away from everything! 

 And there's always interesting things to photograph at Oban harbour and on the ferry...

A small wild island, single track road going round, with a general shop (selling everything you need!), a brewery, bookshop, gallery, cafe, craft shed, and hotel, little phone signal or wifi,and just the freedom to roam inland or by the sea, birdwatching, picnics, rain or sun, and a lovely cottage to stay in, it was bliss! I took some fabrics to hand stitch and a knitting kit to make a bag to felt, we bought a bag of coal to make the evening's cosy...and it was just heavenly!

Lots of inspiration, textures, shapes and colour. Simple flowers, rocks and seaweed, sheep and birds, some rusty things and lots of shells and other sea treasures. We saw seals and a golden eagle! 

Too many photos as usual...so how about Part 2 next time...

have a fun week...we're having central heating (hurrah!) put in so being in my studio is my sanity keeper!

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