Backseat Shooter

Shooting out the back window? Fine. But from the front seat? Experimental.Driving around Loch Gilp, and through (the aptly named) Lochgilphead, is a damn fine sight. Admittedly, I could’ve waited five minutes for a better view, but impatience got the better of me and I wound up taking any angle I could get. CHECK-IN: After…

Chasing the Blue

Blue sky on the West coast. A bit like the Scottish Summer, it is a fleeting experience around the coast and islands.It’s a ‘four seasons in one day’ kind of place. In the middle, Tarbert. Either side is the village of Ardrishaig, the left overlooking Loch Gilp, the right on the Crinan Canal. Barely a…

Caught Red-Handed

What’s this? A fort being made behind the sofa cushions? Once upon a puppy, my dog would dig up the sofas, beds and wash loads to bury treats and (often) stolen bread-ends for later. Now that puppy has become cat shaped, with even less spatial awareness. CHECK IN: It’s story time again! The protagonist –…

How Does Your Garden Glow

If in doubt, get your partner’s GoPro out. The clock struck midnight, and out came the storm. Who needs to be a storm-chaser when the storm comes to you? About fifteen minutes after this shot, as it rumbled towards and over the house, lightning made ground about 100 feet in front of us – roughly…

Moth Country

Back to the Tuscan hills. On the hillside were three lavender bushes being worked day and night by what sounded like the entire global bee and bug population. My previous attempt at a micro-capture was an accident. Then I saw this little guy, and with much sneakery and stealth, got a snap. …Turns out I…