Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Midsummer Midnight

For years I've been telling people about the amazing midsummer nights here in northern Scotland. There's a Scottish word for it - "gloaming", the twilight time between sunset and complete darkness. Well... in mid summer there is no complete darkness up here, but I've never been able to photograph it as most times midsummer has been cloudy.

But this past week, we have had perfectly clear skies. :) Here's a patched together view of the Northern horizon from where we live. It's a bit blurry as I am taking a zoom shot.  The time was just after midnight and the date was the 22 of June. You'll need to click on the photo to enlarge. 

I'm Baaaack

It's been a while since I blogged here regularly. The last few years were chaotic, both good and bad. I'm not sure I want to talk about that. I think I want to look forward rather than back. That's why I have redone my banner and logo. The old one felt "not me" any more.

For over ten years my logo quote was "A journey of a thousand steps starts beneath one's feet" by Laozi. I've travelled so far along my road that the only way I can view that quote is by looking back. That told me it was time for something new. :) 

The new quote is my own words and the graphic is from my latest book cover: Elephant Songs.