Summer Trolls

  

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…..

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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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58 Responses to Summer Trolls

  1. Debra says:

    How could anyone fail to notice the trolls! I wonder if taking their picture turns thenm into stone ….

  2. chattykerry says:

    How wonderful that you can see the trolls – I can see them too! Thank you for looking at my beautiful fairy,

  3. 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 🙂

  4. ladyfi says:

    Ah – what a wonderful shot! Good to see you here again…

  5. Magical. The one on the far right is smiling. 🙂

  6. Sue Vincent says:

    Beautiful as ever. Lovely to see you back, Seonaid. Hope all is well with you and yours x

  7. Jane Lurie says:

    I see them, indeed. How imaginative you are, Seonaid.

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. Oh those Troll faces are really wonderful. So great to see you again, Seonaid. I’ve missed you. 🙂

  10. restlessjo says:

    I smiled right back! 🙂 Glad you finally made it out from under, Seonaid. 🙂 Hugs!

  11. LB says:

    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 🙂

  12. Tina Schell says:

    Trolls they are Seonaid! And beautifully captured. Well done and welcome back

  13. Happy to see you again! Hope everything is fine. Summer time. 🙂 A big kiss.

  14. Good to see you are back.

  15. Robin says:

    I love this! Of course I can see the trolls. 😀 Welcome back. I missed your magical images and words.

  16. 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 🙂

  17. Esther says:

    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 🙂

  18. John Northcutt Young says:

    Missed you Seonaid, you’ve brighten my inbox!

  19. Sue says:

    I can see them! That aside, great to see you back Seonaid – it can be worrying when there is silence for a while….

  20. Lucid Gypsy says:

    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 🙂

  21. poppytump says:

    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.

  22. gwynnrogers says:

    As per always, a beautiful post. I have SO MISSED you and your posts… Welcome back!!

  23. 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 🙂

  24. wildsherkin says:

    Great to see you back again. P

  25. Suzanne says:

    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…

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