Mysterious Mist

Ahead lies shrouded
Wrapped in winters freezing cloak
Glints of futures hopes

This is everything
Senses brimming with beauty
Future forgotten

All certainty rests
Forms swirl coming and going
Mysterious mist

Along these mist shrouded tidal waters people have fought for the heart of the kingdom since time began. Those who knew the patterns and moods of the waters had an advantage which left them winning, sometimes despite overwhelming numbers against them. Once the mist closed in you were lost, or you were perfectly hidden to move and pounce at will. Mananans gifts were many, and his followers ruled these waves.
Mist forces us into the present in a beautiful way, mesmerising us with what we can see, and blocking the distance and the future. To move through mist we need to find trust.

For our fact lovers these are the rest of the photos taken from the shore of Culross on the Firth of Forth in Central Scotland. It was late afternoon and the freezing mist parted just in time for the setting sun. Rocks and islands out in the Firth suddenly became visible in pools of mist shrouded light, and sea birds could be seen winging their way home.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone 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 Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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43 Responses to Mysterious Mist

  1. smackedpentax says:

    These are superb – mysterious and magical. Just wonderful!

  2. Just popped by to visit, hadn’t seen your posts for so long that I thought I would check I hadn’t by mistake unfollowed. And it gave me a chance to catch up on your latest posts from a while ago. These pictures are stunning! And to me too, the mists, even just the word holds a pull and I’m utterly intrigued by them.
    I hope you are well, Seonaid and enjoying the spring that is almost here…. No need to reply to this, just wished to leave a few words to your ever wonderful in-depths posts.

  3. Suzanne says:

    What stunning photos – such a meditative place bathed in an other worldly golden glow.

  4. I love the area around Culross, and always thought it quite mysterious. Those old preserved buildings in the village add to the intrigue, but you have captured a side I haven’t noticed before. Gorgeous

  5. colonialist says:

    Awe-inspiring shots, and the haikus fit beautifully.

  6. ladyfi says:

    Wow – so magical and indeed brimming with golden beauty.

  7. Glorious images, Seonaid. Your haikus are just perfect. 🙂

  8. sonsothunder says:

    I actually visualized an enemy Armada breaking through that mist as I read your words. Very compelling. Very mysterious indeed.

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    You do capture the most amazing skies!

  10. Rachael Charmley says:

    Loved the shots and the haiku! ❤

  11. poppytump says:

    Ooh I love that filmy mist rising against the brooding sky Seonaid !

  12. Very nice. Although you suggest that temperatures were very cold, the color saturation here conveys a feeling of warmth. Given our current local temperatures which have ranged to below zero (to nearly -20C) this post was welcomed indeed. Time to go out to do afternoon chores …. brrrrrr. D

    • Its that beautiful flush of winter red which the sun throws just before it sinks or rises at this time of year. I have some shots taken either side of this and they are much cooler to look at!! Hope you stay warm out there doing the chores….we are just back from a very chilly and grey dog walk in the muddy woods!

  13. Esther says:

    Just beautiful! Photos and haikus! My favorites are the 1st photo and the second haiku.😘

  14. I was there last september and it was beautifull. Nice weather, perfect season for photography.

  15. Hazel Stark says:

    Oooo I love this dreamy photograph.

  16. Beautiful. Travel question for you – if planning a trip to Scotland how early in the year can you travel and be comfortable walking around in a medium weight jacket?

    • Oh Judy that’s a tricky question….the weather and seasons over here are quite unpredictable. Sometimes by April we are getting bathed in lovely sunshine….other years we’re still being hit by snow!! I would say that May would definately give you some dry bright weather. There’s an old Scottish saying “ne’er shed a cloot till May is oout”….meaning don’t shed any clothes till the end of May!! But last year we were bathed in wonderful warmth by the end of April!!

  17. bmyshot says:

    Looks like a scene from a science fiction movie!

  18. Pear and Bulb says:

    very nice work, bravo!
    best regards: bulb

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