We’ve had wonderful bright, sunny weather over the last few days. It’s noticeable that the light has changed. Gone is the thin, mean light of winter and in its place is the generous, golden light of spring bringing warmth to every surface that it strikes. As the days lengthen, and the shadows become shorter, the beautiful ‘straw’ light transforms the colours along the beach below the cottage. Ben More still has a few patches of winter snow on its highest shoulders, but here on the beach, spring has sprung and new life is stirring.