Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fair Isle it's great to be home.

Fair Isle descendant Dawn Williamson & Husband Paul Blood percussed one of my Fair Isle paintings to take back to Vancouver Island, BC. Canada as a reminder of the landscape of  her ancestors. 
Malcolm's Head - View from my Lighthouse Studio / Oil on panel
After a month away in the "States" it is great to be home. Our first guests arrived before our jetlag could were off. Paul & Dawn are such a pleasure around the house, we miss them already. Henry is back to School with the new teacher and loving it. I have no guests to feed today, so I finally have time to post some photos from the past week & a half... enjoy!

Nick the new Head Teacher at the Fair Isle Primary School
also from Canada.

Red Backed Shrike in the Auld Haa Garden

Foggy Fair Isle Fulmar & Sheep Rock

Harbour Porpoise seen near the fishing boat.
Great to see... not so great for the fishing though.

Dogfish - little shark with small teeth but sandpaper skin.


Nice Haddock

Night ringing Storm Petrels  

Banding & Branding
Rock Pipit

Scarcely recorded moths found recently in moth traps on Fair Isle.
 Moth # 1.  Juniper Pug Eupithecia pusillata

 Moth # 2. Common or Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis agg.

 Moth # 3.  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe

What kind of bird are you?

Fair Isle Mouse

Sharyn from Australia loving her newly purchased Fair Isle Knitwear.
Headband by Triona - Hat by Mati

Return visitor Jim Stuart wearing a Fair Isle hat knit by Margo Murray in 1974.
Jim said he bought this hat for 1.50...
I told him "Next time he sees Margo, he should give her a extra tenner."

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