More nature pictures on my website On Boxing Day I organised a mountain walk to Shepherd’s Hill in the Cairngorms, an easy ascent to a 810m summit. We were a group of 20 people, community members, foundation staff and guests. … Continue reading →
The delights of leisure after work. 8:00pm, 22nd of June, sun still high in the sky (sets at 10:20pm during those solstice days). It was the day before the British referendum, we still had hopes for the common sense of … Continue reading →
Close encounter with a Highland Cow… but I had expected something more majestic, proud and sturdy. Seen too many postcards in tourist shops, I suppose. Anyway, it was colossal enough to block our way when we returned home from Iona … Continue reading →
We spent our wedding anniversary in London, not because we love city life, but because Eveline needed to go to the Dutch embassy for a new passport. We made the best of it, started in good spirits, survived the second … Continue reading →
Both Eveline and I had new business cards made, and we’re spreading them in public places. They’re sitting here on the windowsill of Bakehouse Cafe in Findhorn Village. Lots of other sole traders had the same idea, so our business cards are like wild flowers competing with the other wild flowers in a crammed meadow.
Walk to Bynack More, first Sunday of this month April. Again my daughter Andrea joined the walk, and although it was three times longer than the last one to Sheperd’s Hill, and much more off path, she wasn’t particularly tired at the end and enjoyed it thoroughly. This time no sunshine but a lot of mist and clouds, showing another kind of beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Winter nights in the Park are dark. This is for a reason: street lighting is minimised to keep disturbance of night animals as low as possible. Also in East Whins, our own estate, is this principle followed: little lights at … Continue reading →
Regularly Jonathan Caddy organises a walk in the Scottish mountains. On Boxing Day, December 26th last year, we climbed Carn Eilrig near Aviemore. It is his favourite Boxing Day location, because the walk can easily be done within daylight time … Continue reading →
While most of the co-workers were in Cluny during the second half of the Internal Conference last week, the Park was quiet and peaceful, in a brief hibernation. The picture shows the General Office seen from the Original Garden, with … Continue reading →
In the flowerbed along the path behind the CC, the first snowdrop has bravely poked it’s head through last year’s plant remains. I took this picture with my brand new Canon 7D SLR camera, that has arrived only yesterday. My … Continue reading →
We were leading a New Year’s Retreat at Traigh Bhan, Iona. During a ramble to the South of the island, Hugo met those extremely shy sheep, which seem to be convinced that every human they meet intends to kill them!