Sea Horses

sea horses from Frith-Ard, Plockton
Wild sea wind whipped over
Brooding blue waves tinged with gold
Combing their foam manes

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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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50 Responses to Sea Horses

  1. wildsherkin says:

    A breath of green air has once again taken my breath away with creative use of language and imagery…

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful and evocative.

    • Thank you, it’s a wonderful spot, at the top of a hill behind our house in Plockton….the views take my breath away every time I climb it….and it looks different each time. Looking out across the Inner Sound towards the Inner Hebrides, and I’m always imagining the Outer Hebrides beyond, washed in Atlantic swell…..

  3. Suzanne says:

    What lovely imagery. Sounds quite magical.

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Fabulous prose & photo!

  5. Reblogged this on Friendly Fairy Tales and commented:
    A little Scottish magic from the land where the longest day is even longer than mine! GreenMackenzie is a magical person, and I hope you will visit her. Blessings, Brenda

  6. Love this!! Very magical. I could reblog if you like. :-)

  7. dadirri7 says:

    so vast, boundless, breathtaking landscape …

  8. craftschen says:

    Beautiful photography + Beautiful verse= Like ancient Chinese landscape painting !

    • What a lovely compliment, thank you so much. Having a post compared to ancient Chinese paintings is very high praise indeed.
      It’s funny you should mention painting as I have been feeling inspired to get my brushes out again…..:-)

  9. colonialist says:

    Another lovely combination. I envy you all the ‘extras’ you have in your scenes of white horses – ours have a lot less variety!

    • Oh yes, those extras are well worth their fees!
      It’s one of the things I love about shooting ocean shots up here on the North West coast, compared to our East Lothian beaches there is just so much more interest in the rocks, islands and inlets. I used to sit up on this hill as a child and imagine that pirates were living on these rocky isles!

  10. Yet another beautiful image of your beautiful corner of the world. I wonder how it is that your images ALWAYS seem to be taken under the most beautiful lighting conditions. Do you take hundreds at a time and feed them to us slowly over several posts …. or, is the light always wonderful there? I’m so envious … as I look out my kitchen window into a gray, lifeless, monochromatic sky … we’re waiting for rain and have been doing so for the last few days, and will continue to do so for several more. Argh! D

    • David, I have to confess to artistic license……I just don’t really take photos when the light is flat. However there are exceptions….previous post Stone Wrinkles was shot in flat but bright light…..and that’s great for picking out textural details. Landscapes however just don’t work for me without good light, and preferably some cloud drama…..but again my previous post Skye sized Room was shot on a very, almost too bright, cloudless day, so I waited till late afternoon so that the light would soften and I might get some good shadows!
      The weather and light shifts so quickly, not just up here, but all over Scotland…..probably all over Britain…..because we sit in the ocean and are swept by rapidly changing weather fronts. Combine that with a very indented coast and steep mountains and you get very unpredictable weather outcomes. Because of this I have learned to seize the moment and the camera, and shot whenever it looks inspiring! I hope you will allow this artistic cheat :-)
      Oh and I do tend to shoot a lot of images, but then just pick a few to process. I’m a greedy guts when it comes to images!

  11. Perfect words for your beautiful image, Seonaid. :)

  12. Words and image equally beautiful, Seonaid x

    • Thanks Kellie, this was taken from the hill at the back of the house, and I never get tired of this view…..it’s different each time. Last night it was bathed in pink as the sun set!

  13. gwynnrogers says:

    Gorgeous visualization as always… along with the fabulous picture. I do so enjoy your words and pictures. I’m so sorry I missed your part of Scotland when I was there too as it is so lovely.

    • Thanks Gwynn, I always love reading your wonderful comments :-)
      I do love to be swept away by the motion and energy of the white horses at sea. You will just have to come back and visit a different part! There are so many and all so different it would take a lifetime to fully see them all!

  14. LOVE, LOVE LOVE both the haiku and the photograph…

  15. So beautiful. All included.

  16. Julie says:

    The colours in this are magical! Thanks, Seonaid.

    Julie

  17. Sue Vincent says:

    Just glorious :-) x

  18. Lordy, Seonaid, I was just having an awaken dreaming of seahorses last night, and here I see you post this morning. Made me smile .)

    • Oh Hanne, don’t tell me our unconscious selves are speaking to each other :-)
      I love it when things flow together like that. I hope your sea horses sweep you away somewhere inspiring…

      • I think they are :)
        They are about to sweep me into the Burren later today. A place I’m sure you will find much inspiration in too! Give me a shout for sure, if you come in this direction one day.

  19. Love the verse and the photo!

  20. Rachael Charmley says:

    Lovely. x

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