Floating somewhere off the western coast of Scotland, and lapped by the salty sea, an enchanted isle drifts. Sometimes shrouded in soft mist and clouds, sometimes revealed by light, it captures the heart and lures us closer. There are many old tales of the voyages of brave heroes and saints who took to the waves in search of the treasures of the magical otherworld and its fairies. Perhaps this is Tir nan Og, the fabled Land of Youth where spring hides from winters grasp, and Angus Og sings to the birds of the love in his heart….
But don’t wait too long, in a moment the tide will turn and the light will vanish and with it all the magic. Go now in this moment as the thought flows through your head trailing magical threads in beautiful patterns among the paths and waves of your mind.
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So your wand is here again, Seonaid…And we all let ourselves go…I’m so glad to hear about the Right to Roam too – this sounds like what we have in Sweden as well.
Thanks Tina, I do love to sprinkle a little magic here and there to keep the world interesting 🙂 I’m heading north again this week…so hope to catch some more Skye magic to share!
Ah – we all would love it!
Glorious! Emerging from the mists for a magical moment. I can imagine the fair folk there.
Thanks Brenda…you of course would be right at home 😉
Seonaid, I so love this image … for the colors, the reflection, the clouds.
Gosh It’s been too long since I’ve been able to visit. So nice to see your work again 🙂
Thanks so much Laura….I loved the soft pastel shades and seductive dreamy feel of the light…delighted you enjoyed the combination too 🙂
It is magical, your words and those gentle ripples leading us over into a land of wonder.
Ah yes, those soft ripples are so enticing….they led me right out into the water….and there was the perfect spot to capture the magic 🙂
It’s a little dark right now. i might wait for morning 🙂
Good choice Jo….and I think the tide might be in too 😉
Wonderful! Camping on the island must has been so much fun. 😀
A very big adventure to be allowed to camp without adults supervising!!
Stunning photo wise words — we should never wait too long, always be alert to the moment
Thanks Penny, I knew you would like the sentiment of the post….seize the moment 🙂
The romantic nature of the idea of an enchanted ‘now you see it; now you don’t’ island appeals greatly to me.
I loved Plockton on our one visit, but don’t remember the island. Is it owned? Can local children adventure on it?
Yeah, there are lots of tales about isles which appear and disappear at will!! The island is owned by the National Trust…..it’s tidal so to visit you need to pick the right time of day….all of the land in Scotland is open to visit…we have a scheme called The Right to Roam…even private land as long as you don’t cause any damage or disturbance to animals or crops 🙂
Great idea – wish we could implement something similar but too many of the specimens who would then be roaming would not be the ones wanted anywhere near!
It must be Tir nan Og! It’s too magically beautiful not to be. I want to step right into the scene you’ve captured. 🙂
Well we’re agreed then, and if we both think it’s Tir nan Og then it must be…..let’s go together 🙂
A lovely little meditation Seonaid!
Thanks Gilly…water has that effect on me 🙂
Such enticing words and image, Seonaid. 🙂
Delighted you enjoyed it….slightly off the regular tourist track 🙂
Those are usually the best places. 😃
I hear that gorgeous isle singing to me! What a lovely shot.
Well then Fi you must follow the song….across the water…
Beautiful, indeed! Don’t wait too long…. so well said. 🙂
There are some things in life which just shouldn’t be put off till tomorrow 😉
I love the magic of your pictures and your words! I’m also sorry I missed seeing this area of Scotland when I was there. I love fairies… I definitely would go in search of them! 😉
Well the fairy realms tend to drift around….so you never know when or where you might catch a glimpse 🙂
Thanks Sue….it’s a wee tidal island tucked around the back of Plockton….just in case you were going looking 🙂
Oh, I might have seen it! I must find my photOgraph
A beautiful view.
It really is Colline…..my son and his friends used to wild camp on that island 🙂
Thanks John….will you wade across?
I will – right now – through the magic of your photo and your words. Thank you for the magic. 🙂
Suzanne, I love the way you’re always ready to jump into a magical adventure 🙂