Busy Building- The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Busy building

Someone was busy building with stones on Mae Sands. Clever hands made this beautiful bottle-shaped construction.

Rock stack - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Miniature rock stack

There’s a beautiful miniature rock stack on Westray. It’s slippery at dawn as I clamber down to the beach to see it.

Patterns in the sand - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Patterns in the sand

There are billions of tiny almost indistinguishable grains of sand yet together they can make the most wonderful patterns. We are all …

Mushrooms in the field - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mushrooms in the field

There’s something otherworldly about mushrooms. They’re more closely related to animals than they are to plants. A very different kind of life …

Alive - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Alive

The fact that I’m alive is so incredibly unlikely. To be here now, to witness the Earth turning around the Sun, is a privilege.

The bit in-between - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The bit in-between

Winter days on Westray are very much like the short flight between Westray and Papa Westray. The flight is the shortest scheduled …

Stormy sunset at Grobust - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Stormy sunset on Westray

Walking down to Grobust beach from the tiny car park I’m suddenly aware of how dramatic the sky has become. There’s such …