Aspen Leaves at Roshven, photograph (L), "Aspen Sky over Rois Bheinn", mixed media collagraph (R) A.Durbin 2019
Although a neighbouring land plot at Roshven recently sold for an astronomical sum, housing opportunities for young families are non-existent. We were very lucky to be able to buy a reasonably priced plot and build our house here over a decade ago. Still pinching ourselves, we pause often to gaze in wonder over the loch, or watch the clouds moving across the mountain. We are mere custodians of our small “patch”. slowly developing our permaculture-inspired forest garden, looking after the bees, chickens and ducks. The hazel trees we planted are now bearing nuts, the fruit bushes are laden with berries and currants. For me, the garden is a solace. The gentle physical activity, learning while doing, with calm focus, care and connection with nature take me well along my “Five Ways to Wellbeing”. The patterns and textures of the landscape are a source of inspiration and materials for my art.
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