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. On returning to our cars through the Ryvoan Pass we took the side path through the ancient forest. I lagged behind, neglecting my position of leader of the group which should be up front, taking pictures of the many beautiful snow-covered ancient trees. It paid off: I found the time to take this picture of a gnarling old tree.
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!
Behind the Barrel Houses is a plot with trees, partly slanting or fallen, and a swing suspended from a big bough which had been popular with children. This plot is going to be an edible permaculture garden. In order to … Continue reading →
Today is Winter Solstice, the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. It happens to coincide with the weekly change of Findhorn Foundation programmes, which is always on a Saturday. The Runway is busy with people … Continue reading →