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Scarista Beach Scotland

Lets go to another Scottish beach because you must. Beach visits refresh the parts other environments fail to reach. Sarista Beach Scotland is on the west coast of Harris and despite this overcast November day, interesting views were all around. I’m often taken with the small geography of the sand, how the wind shapes it, how the plants inhabit and shape sand too. Be sure to see me doing Maths on the Beach™ at the end of the article.

Beach detail

 

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Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris Scotland has the oldest rocks in Europe, some over 3,000m years ago which is around two-thirds as old as the Earth itself. Lewisian Gneiss is the most common and was formed from volcanism and bending and stretching of the Earths crust then exposed by glaciers, oceans and weather. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey used Harris as a backdrop for Jupiter. Yup, outta this world!

Peat cutting on Isle of Harris
Peat cutting on Isle of Harris

 

Drying peat for winter burning in homes.
Drying peat for winter burning in homes.

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Summer Garden Flora and Fauna

Here are more summer garden flora and fauna photographs. Getting in close with my specialised macro lens really brings the little world out to a larger scale. In such a vibrant time the garden is full of textures, colour and beasties like ladybird, flies and more. Lots to enjoy.

Summer Garden Flora and Fauna
Summer Garden Flora and Fauna

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