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Dark White

They are the darkest of days, they are the whitest of days.

The dark brings light.

Sheep bathing in the lights of the Aurora Borealis

Then Storm Caroline

Rough Seas of Talmine

along with some of the White Stuff

Beautiful pink skies and snowy gardens

Sunrises to remember as the year winds to an end.

Some more snow photos from our very local area.

Bruisers favourite weather

Local trees looking amazing in the snow

Crunchy snow at it’s best

A very merry Christmas from us all at The Woodlife Way.

Stay warm and safe. x

A perfectly magical Birthday trip out.


Just at the end of our road, our first photo stop on The Kyle-of-Tongue causeway. A beautiful scene with the sun still low, lighting the snow on Ben Loyal.

Snow on Ben Loyal and the sun warming out morning, a great start to a special day


This is my photo of Snow covered Ben Hope with Bruiser watching  Steve on the Kyle slipway taking the previous photo (above) of Ben Loyal.


The gorse is in bloom framing the shot.

Beautiful fresh frost on the winter grasses, we stopped here because Bruiser was squeaking so loudly at the Deer he watching through the window. He likes to get out of the car and sit and watch them for a bit. (yes very spoilt dog) .

Glistening Cold and frosted grasses.

This my idea of a perfect road. Small unobtrusive and empty. Definitely on of our favourites, and to tell the truth there are very few roads to choose from here in the Highlands, and most look like this.

The road to Altnaharra with Snow topped Ben Klibreck in the background

Our first sightings of Snowdrops this year. these are in the grounds of Dunrobin Castle where we went by kind invitation to pick up a Yew branch, we are very excited to start work on this beautiful wood which has a rich auburn centre and stunning growth rings, I hope we do it justice.

A trip to Dunrobin would not be complete without taking in this beautiful little Station scene. (it is a request stop) The new season castle opening times begin on the 1st April. I would suggest allowing a full day as there is so much to see and here.

Dunrobin Castle Station. This was built as, and remains the private railway station of the Sutherland family. However everyone can use the ScotRail trains which serve the station. Dunrobin castle is just a short 5 minute walk down a magnificent Tree lined drive from the station.

We drove home via the Loch Brora road, the sun lit our route and added some magical scenes on the water. This is an amazing capture by Steve, the photo is un-edited and created completely by nature.

Tree Magic! An amazing image of a tree and a sun flare on the shores of Loch Brora.


We love the swirling pattern caused by the waterfall on this long exposure shot.

The sun setting on the last stretch of the return home led tome great reds in our last photo’s of the day. With the Snow on Ben Klibreck completing the scene.

Between Altnarra and Lairg, in the shadow of Ben Klibreck is this lovely little waterfall – a perfect place for Steve to practice his long exposure photography.

And to complete a wonderful 2017 birthday, A bedtime Aurora. Both Steve and I had an Aurora end to our birthdays this year.

This was a lovely end to a fantastic day. A birthday aurora at bedtime. Perfect.

Winter sun

A beautiful sunny day again today. The sun is melting the hard frost from yesterday, the snow is almost melted from the mountain tops, the primroses are starting to appear! but it’s not over yet – is it? I for one certainly have a feeling that the bulk of snow hasn’t arrived yet. We did have a fair amount in january that only hung around for a couple of days. I am personally hoping for snowfall in the last days of February (for my Birthday!). Hopefully warming up again before lambing.

Sun shining through the last of the ice today 12th February.

Sun through Ice

Sunrising at Talmine Harbour 30th January

sunrise at Talmine Harbour


The Little stone bridge and just a slight covering of snow left on Ben Hope in the background. Today 12th February.

Little stone bridge

I really like this photo and would love to have it printed on Canvas, If anyone would like a print please email us


The dog watching Steve taking the photo. Just because he likes to be a part of everything.

The dog watching Steve taking the photo.

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Home fires burning.

The festive season over and the holiday season not upon us yet there have been a few opportunities to get out and take some photos. Here are some favourites.

Slow water

Slow water

Catch up post. Mainly photo story.

I was so pleased to be invited to help (with the fleeces) In the clipping shed. The sheep were very pleased to be unloading the weight.

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

At the clipping shed

A short break at the clipping shed, Riona with her adorable Bo (Highland calf) and Bert (Bo’s very own pet lamb).

In the evenings I have been attempting to card and spin the wool. I have made a drop spindle and am at present getting the fleece to resemble thread! I learnt from youtube video’s and no 2 are the same so trial and much error! Time is the main factor.

We have had many visits from family and friends, sadly I have written the photos to our other hard drive and need to upload these before 7am (data allowance) So I will attempt another family and friends blog sooooooon!!

Here are some summer into Autumn photos.


Walking in the Highlands of Scotland


First snow of Winter 2016


Walking in the Highlands of Scotland




Amazing guests

These guys are professional photographers, check out their work.


Some things I love about the Highlands


The terrible two. Our lovely friends black labrador over for a visit.




One of our favourite ruins


Our lovely new fence on the croft. Thank you Tommy,


On the beach at the bottom of the croft.


beach Ben Loyal and Ben Hope


Walking in the Highlands of Scotland


From the back bedroom window.


Dunrobin castle.


Seals on the sandbank


Devils bit scabious sowing it’s seeds


Walking in the Highlands of Scotland


local wildlife


fallen from the nest but mum still fed and looked after it.


from the front bedroom window


most nights this week from the back bedroom window. The Aurora Borealis.


A trip down the west coast


First snow of 2016


Walking in the Highlands of Scotland


Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

Currently we are working flat out on the croft. We are building drystone walls, repairing tracks, fencing, planting trees etc. The daylight hours are short so sun up to sundown there is no time to waste having a break, drink, rest take photo’s etc. Another subject for the next blog. We are currently creating a track down our croft , which anyone who has visited will be aware REALLY needed attention!

Saffie is enjoying the company

Saffy is enjoying the company



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