A day spent orientating myself and setting up my exhibition venue (12) which is open today at the Old Generator Shed, Kilchattan. Lots of venues this year

Running round the Island during the day I stopped and took photos showing different light and weather during the day...so beautiful!

Sheep looking towards Loch Fada

Sheep looking towards Loch Fada

Wee beach at Kilchatton   

Wee beach at Kilchatton

 

Bluebells and Laburnum at Colinsay House

Bluebells and Laburnum at Colinsay House

Looks like rain (it didn’t!) skerries from Kilchattan Bay

Looks like rain (it didn’t!) skerries from Kilchattan Bay

Evening sunlight in Colonsay House Gardens. 

Evening sunlight in Colonsay House Gardens. 

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AuthorMorag Tweedie

A great run down the road with bluebells and gorse in abundance! So lovely to arrive in Oban to warm sunshine after the last few days of freezing cold, rain, hail and snow further north!

The crossing was smooth and I’m now in Colinsay so let the annual adventure begin...!

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 ....so it’s time to start blogging again! Today I’m heading over to Colinsay, for the annual Festival of Spring...check it out https://visitcolonsay.co.uk/news/2018/festivals 

The car is packed (more or less) and it has stopped raining so I’m off around 10 to give a leisurely drive and time to get fuel and food shopping before the ferry at 4.30. 

To get back into my blog I will post photos daily to show workshops and walks and the landscape of this beautiful wee island.

And now the sun is shining 😎 

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The day after my significant birthday we packed a picnic and drove for an hour to get to El Torcal. According to my wee book 'El Torcal de Antequere Nature Reserve is the most important, most beautiful karmic phenomenon in Spain and the whole of Europe'. In the Jurassic period this was part of the sea and there are fossils to be found......the limestone material rose to an altitude of 1,300 - 1,400m and it's horizontal structure was maintained. With years and years and years and years of water erosion  the most amazing sculptural structures have been formed, at certain angles and in certain lights you see all sorts of figures both human and animal, faces, towers and turrets! It's so spectacular, at times spooky and not unlike a film set! 

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Some very lifelike 'figures' here...one showing off and one in camouflage! 

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You can't help but wonder if Picasso had wandered here with sketchbook in hand! 

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Definite figure here...so far suggestions include an old lady shopping...and a gladiator! I'll leave you to make up your own mind! 

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I could go on....so amazing! Oh well, OK, one more....this one taken on the way back down the road and when I say down I mean down!

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AuthorMorag Tweedie

It's hard to believe that I've joined the 60s club! It was a lovely day, made more special by the arrival of Tom!  sadly Peter couldn't make it but we will all celebrate together when we get back to the UK!

When I got up some little birthday elves had decorated the room...... 

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It was a lovely sunny day so coffee on the terrace... 

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Then off to Frigliana for lunch....same restaurant as before!

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But no serenade..! 

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More pottering about... 

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Then home for party time.... 

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Fruit platter from lovely Carlotta.....with Tom unknowingly doing a photo bomb! Maybe I should have put it on my head!😄

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I had a wonderful cake too, made by Midi and Joe....don't know where the photo has gone! Maybe it'll appear at a random date in the future of this blog!

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I had a lovely day full of nice things, cards and lots and lots of greetings by email and messenger.

Thank you all! And now I intend to enjoy a year full of wonderful things...hope you can join me! 

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AuthorMorag Tweedie

A lovely little hillside town just north of Nerja, very touristy but also very pretty with nice wee shops, cafe and restaurants! It was a hot day and we pottered around before lunch on a terrace overlooking the valley running down to the Mediteranian....we were serenaded too!

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Lots of pretty doors and windows... 

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And mosaic paved streets... 

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Lunchtime!

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AuthorMorag Tweedie

It's a beautiful place full of pine trees and wild flowers, herbs...the pics don't really do it justice! 

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Looking down but up the valley! 

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AuthorMorag Tweedie

We spent the afternoon in one of our favourite places the Paraje Naturale de Tedeja, an amazing drive through pine forest, with spectacular views and lots of excellent walking! It's on the side of the very high Maroma. As you enter the park there is a plastics recycling centre....you think you are completely in the wrong place but persevere! We came across these bales of waste...who knew it could be so lovely.? And what great colours!

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I'm having problems with this post so will start a new one!

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AuthorMorag Tweedie

The first few days were dominated by a nasty cold which left me feeling unwell and somewhat at a low edge. But the weather was sunny during the day though very windy (of the Orkney variety) especially at night!  However we managed some walking and driving about and generally reacquainting ourselves with the place and our chums!

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Amazing old olive trees. 

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The almond trees are in full blossom! 

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Here I love the colour of the almond blossom and dark branches sitting infront of the bamboo! 

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And the hills look amazing! 

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