Winter is arguably the best season to enjoy all that Scotland has to offer. Frosty mornings and snow-covered hills make for awe inspiring sights, and the change in season marks the perfect time for families to get outdoors and explore the changing landscape. Getting outside in winter is incredibly important for children. Not only do […]
What can we learn from nature? From the gentle rustling of leaves; from the harmonious symphony of bird song; from the ever changing shades of forest green? Nature offers simplicity – a rest from incessant stimulation and mental exhaustion. It asks for our presence – for our mind’s attention to be aligned with our body’s […]
There are many places on the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland that might be called ‘sacred’. Ancient standing stones and Celtic crosses remind of us of the intensity of old beliefs that have faded in the modern age.
For years, I dreamed of going to Iceland with my Irish wife sometime after my retirement from a half-century of college teaching. I dreamed of seeing the most volcanic island on our planet with all of its glaciers in-between, including Vatna Jokull, Europe’s largest slow-moving ice field. Our day to fly up to Reykjavik finally […]
Crunch, crunch. With each step forward in my worn down hiking boots, the noise and bustle of my busy, stressful life quiets to a murmur until all that remains is the present moment. A palette, acrylics, brushes, an easel, along with my camera, my lunch, and two bottles of water form a jigsaw puzzle in […]