The loch seemed to look explosive yesterday when I walked down to its banks.
I do like the pink and blue colours of January. It’s so mild, too. Not a hint of frost or ice left.
In the woods:
And, just before sunrise, at the beach:
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“Told in first-person, all from Morragh’s perspective, be prepared to experience everything as she does. From her awakening out of muteness, to her embracing of her role as the spiritual leader of their tribe and eventually to her transition to the next stage. I will admit the final chapters had me emotional.” See the whole review here.
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16 Replies to “An Explosive Loch for the New Year”
It sounds like the loch was quite a sight to see yesterday! January can often bring some beautiful colors to the landscape, especially when there is mild weather.
Yes, the loch is an ever-changing painting.
Thank you so much for sharing my review and the new photos are beautiful as always!
Thank you for such a great review 🙂
Such beautiful colors! That’s a perfect way to welcome the new year
We do get some great colours in winter.
Beautiful photos. I wish I could make the trip myself.
Maybe one day?
That beach sunrise
It was a good one.
Greetings, Ailish. What beautiful photos!
I’ve gotten some book money over the holidays, and I very much want to buy at least one of your books. All your historical novels are very tantalizing to me; all seem to deal with some dark topics and I wish to avoid too much darkness just now, but your books seem to offer hope as well. Which one might you recommend I start with?
Also — I’d like to order your book through my local independent book shop if that’s possible. Is there any disadvantage to you if I do so, rather than through Amazon?
By the way, thank you for visiting my blog! That must have been how I discovered yours, and I am so glad I did!
All my books go into the dark but, hopefully, they lift you back out too. Mermaid would be the darkest, with the witchcraft accusations. I think Fireflies is the least dark. Independent bookshops can get them in the UK, but I think it’s trickier in other countries. Amazon is probably the easiest and quickest, to be honest. I hope you enjoy the book, anyway 🙂
Thank you so much, Ailish! I will see if my local bookshop can get Fireflies, and if not, I will try Amazon. I’m eager to read it.
Another question if I might ask: how is your first name pronounced? I suspect I’m doing it wrong in my mind (being from the US), and I don’t like mangling people’s names, even mentally.
It’s pronounced much like it looks 🙂 Ail as in ale, and then ish to rhyme with dish. It’s the Gaelic form of Alice.
It’s a lovely name!
I’m happy to say that my local indie bookshop was able to order Fireflies and Chocolate; it may just take a little longer than average. But I’m happy to wait for it.
I’m glad they could get it, and hope you enjoy it when it arrives 🙂