“Love Skye-Love Nature-Love Life”
The Isle of Skye has dramatic mountains, wild glens and amazing seascapes; it offers a varied wilderness for free spirits. There is an abundance of hidden places full of native trees, wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy, in peace and tranquility. This sensational Island changes constantly through the seasons, with wild Atlantic storms, snowy mountains and balmy Summer nights with spectacular skies. The Summer wildflowers provide a colourful feast for insects, which feed the many species of songbirds, both native and Summer visitors. Skyenatureblog.com provides a poetic journey through the seasons describing the natural beauty of the island through, prose, poetry, art, photographs and videos.
I hope you enjoy the journey.
A Special Gift
“The greatest gift you can give to a child is, a love of the natural world-
The only cost to you is time.“
The Natural World
“Spend time in nature,
it heals your mind, body and soul
A lifelong friend”
Òran Uisge (Gaelic for song of water) is a wildlife reserve which runs along the banks of the river Roskhill. The reserve ( meadow) is part of the original croft which we bought three years ago. The croft, Number 1 Roskhill has not been grazed by livestock for over 20 years.
The meadow has over 50 varieties of wildflower, which first appear in May right through to late September. These range from a sea of bluebells in May, three types of orchid in June and July and meadowsweet and common valerian in late summer. The scents from the flowers can be intoxicating and can lift your spirits. Òran Uisge was my inspiration for Skyenatureblog.com and my poetry.
I enjoy writing this blog because, I am passionate about nature. I would like to inspire others to be passionate too. The love of nature is a wonderful gift that, gives you free pleasure for your entire life. It is vital that we all look after the natural world in our own environment.
“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere”
Vincent Van Gogh