A Mull autumn can be warm and sunny; wild, wet and windy and sometimes cold… it is difficult, nigh impossible, to predict…. The days are getting shorter – by the Autumn equinox day length will be equal to the night, and as it goes into October the nights win out over the days. This time of year is never monotonous and once I have let go of the memory of summer, I begin to really enjoy the Mull autumn. As I write we still have leaves on the trees, and the fields are glowing with abundant Devils bit scabious, but the bracken is turning and the swallows are gathering, though they are still here, just now!
This last week, the weather has been great. We have even been to the beach – experiencing the exhilaration of being out of doors, away from the phone and the office, having a beautiful beach all to ourselves for most of the afternoon, building a small bonfire and cooking over hot coals, ravenous children playing on the rocks while they wait for their bap filled with Treshnish meat, afterwards sitting in the sun, flying a kite and ending up in the sea, or twirling like a spinning top in mid air on the sands. Bliss! The last day of summer!
But the showery unsettled weather has its advantages – it can lead to wonderful skies, with dramatic clouds and magical rainbows – great for photography!
The light in the evening as the sun begins to set enriches the landscape and warms up all the colours beautifully.
We have been lucky too that the dry spell has coincided with silage making – it has enabled us to make the silage in sunshine, which makes such a difference to the quality of the food!
If you would like to enjoy a bit of Mull autumn yourself, please have a look at our booking availability on the Pricing Booking page. We still have some spaces in October. If you would like to do a Mull photography workshop why not contact Sam at IslandScape Photography? She offers courses and days out all year round. I did a course with her a couple of winters ago, and it was good fun! Her photographs show the advantage wild weather can have for a photographer.