A broken, slow-moving cloud cover last night gave a waning full moon the opportunity to paint patterns across the sky.
These pictures were taken looking southeast across the Sound of Mull, over a period of half an hour between eleven and midnight.
It was a warm, wonderfully peaceful night, a pleasure to be out in, but it brought a reminder that the summer days are drawing in, so we are now seeing nights which are actually dark.
It always seems that summer is terribly short. We are already a month past the longest day. A dark night fiddling with the camera trying to find the right settings is a feature of winter nights, constellations, auroras, and shooting stars.