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My favourite bird, the arctic tern

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My favourite bird, the arctic tern

Each year in May, the arctic terns arrive in Orkney, about 13,500 all together, doing a return trip to the southern ocean of about 15000 miles, they are one of the most well travelled birds. They have several nesting sites in Orkney, Papa Westray being one of the biggest. I usually visit the colony ay Northside in Birsay, not far from The Brough of Birsay. This year I made several visits and one particularly enjoyable visit was early one morning. The light was very bright and the terns shone bright white against the vibrant blue sky ducking and diving in...

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10% off for Newsletter subscribers during August

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10% off for Newsletter subscribers during August

As a huge thank you for being a new or existing newsletter subscriber, I am offering 10% off all my products during the month of August 2021. To get the 10% discount simply subscribe to the newsletter and it will be automatically added to your order when you checkout.To sign up, simply submit your email HERE and once your email address is verified, simply go shopping.     

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Orkney Landmarks

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Orkney Landmarks

Orkney has many famous landmarks. The most famous must be The Ring of Brodgar which I have painted many times over the years and at all times of the year. In June/July the Ring is surrounded by dandelions and other wildflowers and later in September, the heather blooms in wonderful colours of purple and pinks. Orkney's sunsets can be spectacular too and Brodgar makes for a great setting with the dark silhouette's of the stones against the luminous sky. In wintertime, if we have snow, the landscape changes again and the colours become more muted.  Another famous Orkney landmark has...

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Summer solstice in Orkney

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Summer solstice in Orkney
When the summer sun finally sets, it remains just below the horizon so there is no true darkness - simply a period of extended twilight, known in dialect as the "simmer dim".

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June is the month for wildflowers!

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June is the month for wildflowers!

June is my favourite month in Orkney! The colours and smells of all the wildflowers are wonderful. In early June we have the celadines and marsh marigolds which appear out of our freshwater streams, all a few weeks later than down south and this year especially late as Orkney has been dry and cold.

A visit to the secret garden of Happy Valley is a must in early June also, just to see and feel the bluebells which grow below the trees that surround 'Edwin's' cottage.

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