|Dawn & Paul|
Friday, August 31, 2012
Photos & Words by Dawn Williamson,
150 years after my family left Fair Isle for Canada, I returned with my husband Paul for our second visit to the island. We enjoyed a week (plus one bonus day, courtesy of the weather) at the Auld Haa Guest House with Tommy and Liz and Henry and enjoyed many opportunities to interact with Fair Isle family and friends. We look forward to our next visit.
Some of my fondest memories involve food:
eggs warm from the hens,
mushrooms foraged near the North Light,
fruits of the sea,
and lamb as far as the eye can see.
Not to mention the homemade bread and the fine desserts. And did I mention the whisky? Slow food is alive and well on Fair Isle! In spite of the inherent danger of over indulgence, I know I’ll be back for more.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
|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.|
|Night ringing Storm Petrels|
|Banding & Branding|
Juniper Pug Eupithecia pusillata
|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."
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|Big Green Frog!|
Just a few wildlife photos from the USA while visiting friends & family in the States this Summer.
|Red Backed Salamander|
|Eastern Painted Turtle|
|Red Eared Turtle & Henry's friend Zephyr.|
|Large Yellow & Black Garden Spider of some sort?|
|Great Spangled Fritillary|
|Great Blue Heron|
|A well tattered Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly|
|Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly|
|I'm a "Sucker" for American Wildlife...|