...It's getting ever so close now - we can hardy wait! You'll know when we're actually there because blog posts will start appearing telling you so. ;-)
One of the biggest changes between going at this time of year, and our earlier trips up at Easter, is the number of wild flowers which have made their appearance by the time we arrive now. The machair is just an absolute carpet of them, the bright yellow Iris are beginning to appear, and the waterlilies are beginning to appear on the lochs too - these above being at Grimsay last year. Having spent the last few visits increasing our bird-knowledge, we realised last year that we were going to need to start working on our plant-and-flower knowledge, too! over time we'd like to visit at all manner of times of year - we've already done early and late spring of course, and mid-summer has yet more stunning flowers and plants too. Autumn is meant to be the time of the biggest seas and most impressive waves...but at the moment we're struggling to think of many reasons for winter to recommend itself!