"Love Skye-Love Nature-Love Life"
Skyenatureblog.com provides an artistic journey through the seasons, describing the natural beauty of the island through, prose, poetry, art, photographs and videos. I hope to give readers a taste of the Skye experience.
I hope you enjoy the journey
The Isle of Skye has dramatic mountains, wild glens and amazing seascapes; it offers a varied wilderness for free spirits. There is an abundance of hidden places full of native trees, wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy, in peace and tranquility. This sensational Island changes constantly through the seasons, with wild Atlantic storms, snowy mountains and balmy Summer nights with spectacular skies. The Summer wildflowers provide a colourful feast for insects, which feed the many species of songbirds, both native and Summer visitors.
I had a studio built on the meadow beneath the large conifer tree. The studio overlooks the river and is the perfect setting to inspire my creativity. This will be used as a dedicated space for my writing and art. It is a wonderful place to invite friends for coffee and cake. I have been replanting bluebell bulbs which were dislodged during the excavation process. I am very excited about the wildflowers in the Spring.
The studio faces south and takes full advantage of the sun as it travels across the sky.
I am very proud to say that everything inside the studio has been recycled or was a gift from friends and family.
I was invited to Dunvegan, Carbost and Struan primary schools on the Isle of Skye to read my children’s book Muddy Moos and Midges to the children during their World Book Day celebrations. I was delighted to see the children had dressed up as their favourite characters from thebook.
Muddy Moos and Midges reached the top 100 in children’s nursery rhymes on Amazon last week. A big thank you to everyone who bought a copy. All of the profits will be donated to Counselling Care Skye and Lochalsh- Supporting children and young people’s wellbeing.
I have some signed copies at home for £6.00 plus P&P. Please contact me if you would like a copy.
I have written and illustrated a new children‘s book called Muddy Moos and Midges, which will be released in December 2021
Muddy Moos and Midges
Meet the wonderful animals and characters on the Isle of Skye in this charming rhyming book. Fisherman Tam had his lunch snatched by a seagull and a family of mice who moved into Morag’s wellies. All of the rhymes are enhanced by colourful images painted by the author Sue Wood.
The books will be available from Amazon and local outlets on Skye.
Throughout my career, I have worked with many children and young people with mental health difficulties. Due to the pandemic, these numbers have increased dramatically, which has stretched resources to the limit. I wanted to make a difference, so I wrote this book to raise funds.
All profits will be donated to;Counselling Care Skye and Lochalsh.
Paperback- size= 28cm x 22cm- 22 pages with full colour images/ ages 3-6 years
Òran Uisge Wildflower Meadowis my second poetry book published by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd and will be released on August 5th 2021.
Òran Uisge (Gaelic for song of water) is a peaceful place to watch the bees and butterflies foraging for food, to enjoy the fragrance from the wildflowers, which fills the air and to listen to the abundance of songbirds. The river flows gently towards the sea, ceaselessly providing us with the tranquil sound of its journey. The meadow changes constantly as the seasons turn.
These poems are written in an evocative way to allow the reader to experience the effects nature has on our senses and mood. Whether it is the warm breeze touching our skin, the scents from orchids ascending through the air, the song of a skylark overhead, the sight of dark clouds with the threat of Summer rain or the taste of the blackberry harvest. Òran Uisge is a perfect environment to lose yourself in nature and in the moment.
Òran Uisge wildflower meadow was the inspiration for me to write this second poetry book. The collection includes; Midsummer Night, Summer Rain, The Call from the Wild and The Dance of the Barn Owls.
Òran Uisge – Wildflower MeadowJudith Miller I was beautifully transported into nature.
August 19, 2021Format : Paperback | Verified PurchaseTo travel back to the Isle of Skye through the beautifully descriptive words and art work of this talented author was a splendid treat. Thank you Sue Wood for this delightful book.View this book’s reviews on Amazon
Signed copies are available for £10.00 plus p&p. Please contact me if you would like a copy
Donald was our neighbour and friend for fifteen years. He lived in the small croft house next to the river. We spent memorable evenings in front of the fire with a dram laughing and exchanging stories. Happy times.
Inspired by nature and living on this amazing island.
During an evening stoll on midsummer night and I could hear a snipe flying over the moor. The bees were humming as they foraged for nectar in the fading light. The scents from the honeysuckle and orchids floated through the air. I was inspired to write the poem “Midsummer Night” and here is an excerpt