It's that time of year again, the time that summer is almost saying goodbye and autumn shows its first brilliant colours. The first signs that the seasons are changing are visible in August when the heather colours the hills purple. In that same month the berries of the rowan trees are ripening and become beautifully red, providing a source of food for birds that will feed on the berries before they migrate. Christine Logan, Islay's Lady of the Isles, sent me a couple of images taken yesterday and show you what August has to offer on Islay and Jura.
Rowan Tree near Caol Ila Distillery
Purple Heather on the Jura Hills