Marsh Orchids

Love Skye; I moved to the Isle of Skye 24 years ago with my husband and young family because it is the best place to live. We had many trials and tribulations during our great adventure, but we survived! The blog will post pages of wonderful days out on this wonderful island under the heading (out and about). We own Dunshee Bed and Breakfast and enjoy providing hospitality for people from all over the world.

Love Nature: I am fortunate to have a croft and a wildflower meadow which runs along the banks of the river Roskhill. I love the natural world, bees, butterflies, flowers, and birds. These inspire my art and poetry. The blog is a record of the flora and fauna I discover on the meadow during my daily visits. I have a strong interest in nature conservation and hope to develop a wildlife pond this year.

Love Life: I enjoy daily life, living on this beautiful island. The blog will post images and information about our garden here at Dunshee. Working on the 2.5-acre croft and preparing for the polytunnel and chickens. I love trying new recipes and using foraged berries and plants when I can. The blog will post recipes and images under the Lifestyle heading.

Wildlife reserve and conservation

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, now owned by Sue and Warren. 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.

     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 environments.

Favourite quote

Loch Dunvegan and MacLeods Tables

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere”

Van Gogh