Echoes of Thundering Pool

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Here are the rest of the photos I took at Thundering Pool in Northumberland a couple of weeks ago. The light is dim in the shaded hollow, and all the rocks are twisted and wrinkled into faces and shapes from the otherworld. Shadows and light drift and shift, and sound is muffled and distorted. In other words nothing is quite as it first appears in the shaded hollow of Thundering Falls.

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There is a timeless feel reaching back to the age of dinosaurs, when ferns were as high as a mans head, and gulls had the wingspans of eagles.

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The shadows and light play tricks on the eyes.

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The water tumbles and sparkles into the still depths of the pool.

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Here all wishes might be answered, if only you know how to ask.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son 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! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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31 Responses to Echoes of Thundering Pool

  1. Here all wishes might be answered, if only you know how to ask.

    Love this !

  2. Your posts always make my day.

  3. colonialist says:

    Simply breathtaking! Strangely enough, it is exactly like a setting I imagined for a scene in my previous novel, so it quite startled me to see it. Except that the dark part to the left would have to be a cave entrance.

    • Wow, that’s amazing, and thanks for the lovely compliment. The dark part to the left was a recess but not a full cave….I don’t think….but I didn’t scramble over there πŸ™‚ there were lovely intriguing little caves in the rock valley leading up to the falls though…..and it definitely felt like we were being watched!

  4. A lovely set – next time you are down this way I recommend Ashgill Force near Garrigill – a spectacular falls which you can get behind. Try Googling for some interesting images.

  5. Paula says:

    I’m in love with these photos and the place… beautiful light, Seonaid!

    • Oh me too Paula, I visited twice on my weeks holiday in Northumberland because it caught my imagination. The trees and rocks filter and bounce the light beautifully….nature can be very helpful sometimes πŸ™‚

  6. totsymae1011 says:

    Quite scary looking to me. I’d never be caught there. You’re a brave soul. Or maybe I’m wearing chicken feathers.

  7. frizztext says:

    video, soundclip – maybe not necessary: the title says it all and makes curious: Thundering Pool

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    πŸ™‚ and did you know how to ask?

  9. Very evocative. I almost felt like I should turn around and check there wasn’t a dinosaur behind me. And I agree about the video clip. Your work so suits both video and sound. No pressure though!

  10. Suzanne says:

    Your photos and words have captured the feeling a primordial forest perfectly. Beautiful

  11. Ewh – “depth of the Pool”?
    “Thundering falls”?
    Must habe been a long time ago, when the falls roared and dinosaurs stepped into the pool and one where only able to see its head… πŸ˜‰
    I like these photographs very much! But the text is maybe a small bit too… Advertising?
    :mrgreen:

  12. Here, β€œawesome” is a valid description. Beautiful pictures and words, Seonaid. Can hear the sounds in my mind.

  13. Beautiful place. I’d love to see, and especially hear, a video clip of this place. I can imagine what it feels, sounds, and smells like. Soothing post … as usual (115/70) … thanks. D

    • I never thought of doing video….might give it a try when I next visit. You have got me thinking David, about sound clips of the places I photograph πŸ™‚ another layer of sensory input, but I will need to work out how to take and ten pst it πŸ™‚

      • If you recorded the scene with your camera as a video (complete with audio), you could then upload the thing to YouTube (very easy to do) … and then include the link in your post … easy-as-pie and you don’t have to involve WordPress at all. Let me know if you’d like more particulars. D

  14. Paulette says:

    Your art form is lovely and always mood evoking.

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