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August 2009

Dog Whelk

Dog Whelk

A Dog Whelk perches on a barnacle encrusted rock waiting for the moon to pull the sea back over it like a …

Beauty Parade

Beauty Parade

A character face, I’d say, rather than a beautiful or handsome one.

Cattle Panorama

Cattle Panorama

A landscape full of beautiful inquisitive cattle.  Wandering along the beach at Aikerness.

Krummi

Krummi

Krummi the Icelandic wonder-pony searches out another Polo mint.

Cracked Earth

Cracked Earth

The Lochs at Aikerness are empty, dry and dusty. There has been no proper rain for weeks.

Cereals in Sunshine

Cereals and Sunshine

At this time of the year the ripening cereal crops take on the colour of the sun on a seemingly endless summer …

Day of the Jellyfish

The Day of the Jellyfish

Today the jellyfish came; hundreds were washed up on Westray’s beaches. Mostly they were clear with pale pink and lilac frills, a …

Noup

Noup Head Lighthouse

Noup Head Lighthouse stands magnificent and alone on the cliffs; a brilliant shining warning of the skerries below.

Seabird City

Seabird City

Noup Head, the RSPB reserve, is seabird city. Here is a Fulmar, crouching  ungainly on the cliffs, waiting to wheel into the air.

Mushroom Magic

Mushroom Magic

A long walk along the cliffs to Noup Head. Giant mushroom fairy rings lie like targets on the fertile hillsides.

Rock Stacks

Dawn

I’m up before dawn to scramble along the rocky coast to see a miniature rock stack.