One Light

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Gold light spilt like blood
Across cold hard stone cobbles
Lighting the way home

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One lamp in the dark
Nights velvet shadows close in
Painting a light path

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I live by the banks of the River Esk near Edinburgh, Scotland. I currently share my home with my husband, my son, my nephew and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! I guess I'm a mixed up kind of girl. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 10 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and I'm employed 3 days a week as a Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Cancer Centre.
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32 Responses to One Light

  1. Gede Prama says:

    visit, read the article and thanks for posting your article is quite good and we hope that all our friends all success and thank you all, greetings Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours. :)

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  3. LB says:

    So romantic, in an historical sense. Love this

    • I couldn’t resist trying to catch the golden light shining out into this historic square. A statue of John Knox, my least favourite Scottish figure, looms over this space….but he was wreathed in darkness :-)

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely Seonaid – the photo is beautiful and the text even more so.

  5. Very evocative. I know similar Old Town Edinburgh spots and I can see why you chose those words. Beautiful x

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  7. ♡eM says:

    I may be intruding into the poet’s mind too far, and perhaps this is something that should not be done in the realm of creative writing, when I ask you to comment on how you came to write “gold light spilt like blood” as you reflected upon this particular photo. This brought to me a feeling that I would not have experienced in simply looking at the glowing light in the photo. Your photos are always breathtaking, and your words along with them open up whole new thoughts for me. Beautiful thoughts, and others thoughts too.

  8. colonialist says:

    Wow, that really has atmosphere.

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  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful, yet inspiring! Wonderful post, Seonaid!

  11. I’m wondering whether all these really nice recent shots were taken as part of what I call ‘photo expeditions’ or do you always have your camera with you to capture unanticipated moments? I carry a Sony Hx9V with me in the truck to capture these unanticipated moments but bring the Nikon along when I am ‘purposefully’ out to take pictures. What usually happens however (as it did the other day) is that I happen upon a prime opportunity and don’t have the Nikon with me. So frustrating. Keep an eye out for an upcoming post. The image (of frost flowers) is OK … and was taken with the Sony … I’m still kicking myself for not having had the Nikon along which would have done a much better job. Argh! Keep these beautiful posts coming Seonaid. We will be celebrating the Solstice here today. And as I compose this comment I do so by lamp light … one of our concessions on this day is to go without electric lights as a way of celebrating the sun and the little illumination it will provide today. 14:48 of darkness tonight and 9:12 of light today. Peace. D

    • David, most of the recent Edinburgh shots were taken on a couple of days when my husband had a few jobs to do for clients in the middle of the city….so I hitched a ride with my camera and went looking for shots!
      I do carry my Canon with me most if the time….on all daily dog walks and car trips…..just in case :-) I found a wonderful camera bag which doubles up as a not very stylish, but very practical handbag. This allows me to carry my camera, tripod (when I can be bothered with its extra weight), purse and phone….everything a girl needs when out and about :-)
      I love your idea of spending the solstice by candle light. I might need to borrow it for next year here in Scotland. I love the stillness this time of year offers. Thank you for all your wonderful comments over the year, and I look forward to another year of blogosphere friendship. Xx

      • Yes indeed. I have enjoyed all of your thoughts and observations. Having you reflect on my work has been a delight too. A real synergy … let’s both agree to more in the coming year. I’m game. D

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  13. suej says:

    Great image, and the haiku just adds to it :)

  14. Lucid Gypsy says:

    These are inspiring Seonaid, I might try to write some winter haiku :-)

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  18. The stories your photos tell are always interesting.

  19. vastlycurious.com says:

    This is one of my favorites! Your photos always touch me Seonaid!

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