Summer is here, and the stone trolls are peeping out from beneath her green and floral skirts. Lured out into the warmth and light they share a tale or two of the deep dark earth. Can you see them, blinking and smiling in the sun?
Taken beside a healing well on the Isle of Skye this May…..
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 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 Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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How could anyone fail to notice the trolls! I wonder if taking their picture turns thenm into stone ….
How wonderful that you can see the trolls – I can see them too! Thank you for looking at my beautiful fairy,
Your fairy really was beautiful….rather lighter on her feet than these slow stone trolls…but each holds its own magic 🙂
I think they look pretty grumpy – perhaps that’s because their eyes are still adjusting to the sharp sun? I repeat what everyone has said already: it’s so good to see you back again. Me too, I have missed your beautiful and inspiring posts! (And should the trolls start bothering you, try wearing amber, it was believed to keep trolls away!)
Wonderful advice…and I do indeed often wear Amber…perhaps that’s why I’ve always returned intact, so far! To e they are smiling, but yes through eyes squinting at the sudden bright light of summer 🙂
Ah – what a wonderful shot! Good to see you here again…
Thanks Fi, its very good to back and working the creative brain again….too much work maakes for such a dull life!
Magical. The one on the far right is smiling. 🙂
He is Brenda….aren’t they cute!
Yes, indeed. 🙂 What a magical place you live in.
Beautiful as ever. Lovely to see you back, Seonaid. Hope all is well with you and yours x
Thanks Sue, it’s good to be back….it’s been a funny winter, but here we are renewed and with a subtle shift in focus, suddenly in summer!
The last six months or so seem to have flown by somehow…
I see them, indeed. How imaginative you are, Seonaid.
Thanks so much Jane….my mind is a mystery even to me 🙂
It’s super lovely to see you back here Seonaid, sharing your beautiful images. I look forward to more – plus some of your insights and poems too. 🙂
Thanks Kellie…my creative wheels are beginning to turn once again….so watch this space 🙂
Oh those Troll faces are really wonderful. So great to see you again, Seonaid. I’ve missed you. 🙂
Aren’t they delightful….it’s hard to resist a good troll!! Lovely to hear from you 🙂 I have a lot of catching up to do!!
I smiled right back! 🙂 Glad you finally made it out from under, Seonaid. 🙂 Hugs!
Thanks Jo….I’m sure life is going to feel a whole lot easier again….and much more creative!
Indeed, I DO see them blinking and smiling in the sun 🙂
I’ll look forward to seeing more you now that summer is here. As with the others, it’s wonderful to see a post from you!
Aren’t stone trolls cute….we were just driving away from the sacred well and the beautiful shoreline, which I had spent quite sometime photographing, while my ever so patient husband played with the dogs…..keeping them in and out of scene as required…..so when I saw these guys from the car I just had to get him to stop and wait a little longer. He is really very patient 🙂
Trolls they are Seonaid! And beautifully captured. Well done and welcome back
Thanks Tina…glad you liked the trolls!!
Happy to see you again! Hope everything is fine. Summer time. 🙂 A big kiss.
Hey Rosa, it’s great to see everyone again…sending you a big kiss back…along with a big summery hug 🙂
Good to see you are back.
Thanks so much…I’m very happy to be back!
I love this! Of course I can see the trolls. 😀 Welcome back. I missed your magical images and words.
Well Robin of course you can see the trolls…I would expect nothing less…it’s so good to back amongst like minded folk gain!
Missed you too 🙂
I am only repeating what everyone else has said already, Seonaid – so wonderful to have you back in the blogosphere. I always appreciate your fine, poetic writing paired with your images of nature, seen through your unique eyes. Yes, I can see the trolls 🙂
Yay!! another troll spotter!! Its so lovely to be back amongst all these gorgeous and encouraging comments….I’ve missed you too 🙂
Wow! Totally can see them! Wonderful to hear you words and see your photos again!
Esther I’m so glad you can see the trolls, and delighted you’re so happy at my return to the world of blogging….I’m so happy to see so many familiar friendly faces again 🙂
Missed you Seonaid, you’ve brighten my inbox!
Thanks so much John, and for your lovely email…..I’m delighted to be back brightening in boxes!!
I can see them! That aside, great to see you back Seonaid – it can be worrying when there is silence for a while….
Yay!! You see the trolls….and of course they see you 😉
Sorry to have suddenly gone silent….extra work and no spare time….not a good combo!!
That’s fine- just glad you are OK, just the victim of 20th century working!
Seonaid its lovely to see you, I really missed you!
Thanks, that’s so nice to hear….I have a bit more space in my life once again and am looking forward to being back in the world of blogging among all you lovely people 🙂
Indeed I can 🙂
Lovely to have you back Seonaid x
They look so cute don’t you think….I couldn’t resist a photo or two 🙂
It’s great to be back Poppy thank you, and with some time for creative thoughts once more.
I see them! x
Yay!!! They can be a little shy 🙂
Troll have a knack for enthralling…delighted you saw them Simon 🙂
As per always, a beautiful post. I have SO MISSED you and your posts… Welcome back!!
Thanks so much Gwynn, and I have missed your delightful comments and thoughts. Its good to be back in the world of blogging among friends again 🙂
A lovely photo. I’m happy to see you and your beautiful work back online again. 🙂
Delighted you enjoyed to trolls, and its lovely to back among such lovely people once again. Work has released its grip on my free time, and so thankfully my creative head is off creating once more 🙂
Great to see you back again. P
Thank you, its good to be back in this lovely creative space once more…among such gifted and friendly folk 🙂
Good to see a post from you in my reader. I haven’t seen one in a while. 🙂
Thanks Suzanne, its good to be back! Extra work demands had left me no creative space…but Im free once more, and just in time for summer!! I look forward to catching up on your adventures…