First crocus Its time for the annual crocus photo – after a few warm sunny spring-like days (and with a sharp frost too).  After a Scottish winter its good to see the first colour springing from the earth. “Innocence of eye has a quality of its own. It means to see as a child sees, […]


Garden Poppy. The midsummer here in Scotland has continued unabated, with fresh snow on the mountains matching the rain down here, and the occasional burst of blinding sunshine. These poppies are in my garden – I liked this one for being a ‘survivor’, flowering beautifully despite the conditions, even if appearing a little ragged after […]