The south has the good weather now, but up here in the frozen north we have endured one of the driest summers ever
back to front
When Robin wasn't lugging the canoe (and his Dad) up the garden path he went for a walk with his aged parents
We climbed Beinn Alligin. It was brilliant. We didn't complete the circuit, as we left it far too late in the day to get going - my short legs and general faffing I think, are to blame.
but he was very patient (Robin that is - and actually, so was the frog) and waited while I photographed reptiles
More friends arrived and we went to Handa Island (my favourite Island)
And finally, I've attempted to paint a picture 4'' x 4'' It's tiny. Seen on the left I painted it from the photo I took on the right. An Talla Solais, a visual art centre in Ullapool is holding an auction in August. All members were invited to take part. A tiny piece of plywood (driftwood) arrived in the post and we were asked to create from it an object or picture that related to the sea. I chose the sea - I'm not very imaginative!
And that I think brings my life in the highlands up to date, although I've still left stuff out, it's a start and therefore makes it much easier to start next time.