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
Nice and messy job on a dark Sunday afternoon: jam making. Blackcurrants have been waiting in the freezer. Whole house fragrant.
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