Crow with Sweet Chestnut

Perching on the iron fence by the Lower Lake at Nostell, a carrion crow is struggling to extract the sweet chestnut nuts from their spiky green casings. Two of the spiny husks have become firmly Velcroed together. The experts at nut gathering are the grey squirrels. They are so intent on burying their cache that you can walk […]

The River Ness

Mas leat an saoghal, is leat daoin’ an domhain If the world is yours, the people of the world are yours too. Gaelic proverb on the wall of the Cuach Coffee Shop, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. (A Cuach or quaich is a shallow, two-handed drinking cup, still used on Burns Night in Scotland) DOES […]