Growing in the boggy ground either side of the burn, which runs through the gardens, are these large, handsome yellow arums, Lysichiton americanus.
The timing of our holiday on the island was tied in to the Colonsay Book Festival. I went to two talks. On Saturday afternoon I heard the nature writer, Jim Crumley, talk about wolves, beavers, and eagles. His little book Hare is blissful and I bought one other in his series of four, Barn Owl. Before his talk I was lucky enough to chat to him for a while. He kindly signed my two books, so they are even more cherished now! On Sunday afternoon I listened to James Naughtie (past presenter of Radio 4's Today programme) talking about his new novel, Paris Spring, which I bought, read and can thoroughly recommend. Both talks were excellent. The dates for next year's book festival are 29 and 30 April, so that's in the 2017 diary already!
Another good day on the island.