The purpose of this blog is to publish some of our pictures of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. We lay no claim to these being great photographs - they are just pictures of what we see, taken with ordinary compact cameras. We hope you enjoy browsing.

Richard and Sue

(CLICK ANY PICTURE TO VIEW A FULL-SIZE GALLERY)


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Summer Skye - Wild Flowers

The roadside grasses and wild flowers are at their very best just now. The pictures in this collection were all taken during one half-mile walk along the verge of the A863 from Roskhill yesterday afternoon, and show the wonderful diversity of Skye's common roadside flowers. Click on any picture to view the gallery full-size, and if anyone would like to post a 'comment' to name all the flowers - that would be great!

Update: We now have names for most of them. Can anyone fill-in the gaps??

Birds-foot Trefoil
Northern Marsh Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Field Buttercup
Clover
Thyme
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Ragged Robin
Speedwell
Tufted vetch
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Marsh thistle
Hawkbit
Foxglove
Tormentil
Red clover
Thyme
Ox-eye Daisy


Friday, 6 June 2014

Spring Walk On Skye

This is a post showing a few of Sue's photos. They were all taken during one walk through Dunvegan Woods on a sunny afternoon in early June last year. Skye Magic is at its most powerful in spring and early summer, as the winter browns of the moorland turn to radiant green and wild flowers appear from nowhere to carpet the ground with dots of blues, pinks and and yellows and white.












nearly back home!