Posts by skyenatureblog

Love Skye; I moved to the Isle of Skye 24 years ago with my husband and young family because, we wanted a better environment for our children. We had many trials and tribulations during our great adventure, but we survived! I intend to write about the great adventure in the future. The blog will post pages of wonderful days out on this wonderful island under the heading (out and about on Skye). We own Dunshee Bed and Breakfast and enjoy providing hospitality for people from all over the world. Love Nature: We are fortunate to have a croft and a wildflower meadow which runs along the banks of the river Roskhill .I named this Oran Uisge wildlife reserve- this means “song of water” in Gaelic. I love the natural world, which brings me great happiness and contentment. Living on Skye brings you closer to nature especially, the weather and wild landscapes. These inspire my art and poetry which, are my favourite pastimes. The blog will share excerpts of my poems, samples of my art and Warren’s fantastic photographs. The blog is a record of the flora and fauna I discover on the meadow during my daily visits and descriptions of the wild weather and dramatic landscapes. My intention is to try and bring the Skye experience into your home through, images, videos, descriptions, and poetry. 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 and working with local people and families. The blog will post pages, images and videos of conservation projects I am involved in. We have a 2.5-acre croft, next to the house and we are preparing for the polytunnel and chickens. The Lifestyle section will post pages on mindfulness, tranquil places and healing powers of nature.

Reflections of Nature

I like this nature quote from Frank Lloyd Wright and it is totally true. If we spend time in the …

Moonlit Sky

Moonlit Sky ” On a still, still night, clear and cold, Skies are dark with stars so bold. The moon …

Skye Skies

“Skye is a magical, awesome place, with amazing waves, big skies and space”

Wilderness

Wilderness Thunderous skies overhead display swirling Clouds around threatening crags. Ominous mountains overshadow the glen, Watching buckling trees in the …

Winter Frosts

“The sunshine glows in an azure sky, lighting sparkles as the minutes pass by”

A Moment to Clear the Mind

Visiting the Mystical Bay The Isle of Skye can be a busy place during the tourist season. However, there are …

Island Shore

I wrote this poem after visiting a wonderful beach near my home. The beach was deserted and the only sounds …

Local Hero -Danny MacAskill

Danny MacAskill grew up in Dunvegan village on the west coast of the Isle of Skye. He attended Dunvegan primary …

November Days

The Autumn has been glorious here on Skye with crisp frosty mornings and clear blue skies. Here are some images …

Morning Dew

Morning Dew “This is my moment to stop and stare, In total solitude with, no one to share. Sunshine beams …

A Birthday Promise

” We need awesome trees, to purify the air we breathe- plant trees, save ourselves” “I promise to plant one …

Isle of Skye

“ Isle of Skye “Mountains, Lochs and moors, wild landscapes and open skies, Pure clean air, to breathe“ Susan Wood

The Fireside

“There is nothing more wonderful than, drawing the curtains at the close of the day and lighting the fire. Relaxing …

The Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree Glorious and graceful, a tree to admire, Feathery foliage and berries of fire. Delicate leaves like friendly …

A Woodland Walk in Scotland

   Walking through the woods on a beautiful sunny morning in Autumn, can be a breath-taking experience. The sun beams …

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory “Red and orange, yellow and gold, An Autumn treat with hues so bold. Colourful flakes swirling around, While …

Autumn

Autumn “Wild is the music of the Autumnal winds amongst, the faded woods” William Wordsworth

The Plumed Spectre

Tawny Owl “A ghostly sight floats with grace, As he passes the moons shining face. This plumed spectre, silent and …