Breathtaking

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We’ve just come back from a lovely two weeks holiday and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many wild flowers in my life… Red Clover, White Clover, Harebells, Ragged Robin, Kidney Vetch, Yellow Birds Foot Trefoil, Hawkweed, Ladies Bedstraw, Daisies and Buttercups. This is the Machair on North Uist – the flat grassy plains that lie just above the beaches. It’s incredibly fertile, and also allows cultivation of barley, oats, rye and potatoes. Just glorious.

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On the rocks, please

I’ve not been doing much work this week as I have family staying. With the onset of the summer holidays I’m looking forward to our yearly visit to the Outer Isles. All being well, and weather permitting, I’ll have a chance to breathe in some real inspiration. The beaches and sea colours there have to be seen to be believed. In the meantime, by way of an interim fix, I’ve been having a look at some of the photos and sketches I’ve done on our last few beach trips. As you’ll see I have a thing for rocks…

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