Reflective Isle

  
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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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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43 Responses to Reflective Isle

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  2. Leya says:

    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.

  3. Glorious! Emerging from the mists for a magical moment. I can imagine the fair folk there.

  4. LB says:

    Seonaid, I so love this image … for the colors, the reflection, the clouds.
    Lovely!
    Gosh It’s been too long since I’ve been able to visit. So nice to see your work again ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. pommepal says:

    It is magical, your words and those gentle ripples leading us over into a land of wonder.

  6. restlessjo says:

    It’s a little dark right now. i might wait for morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Wonderful! Camping on the island must has been so much fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. icelandpenny says:

    Stunning photo wise words — we should never wait too long, always be alert to the moment

  9. colonialist says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      • colonialist says:

        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!

  10. Robin says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A lovely little meditation Seonaid!

  12. Such enticing words and image, Seonaid. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. ladyfi says:

    I hear that gorgeous isle singing to me! What a lovely shot.

  14. Amy says:

    Beautiful, indeed! Don’t wait too long…. so well said. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. gwynnrogers says:

    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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Sue says:

    Wonderful, Seonaid!

  17. Colline says:

    A beautiful view.

  18. John Northcutt Young says:

    Lovely.

  19. Suzanne says:

    I will – right now – through the magic of your photo and your words. Thank you for the magic. ๐Ÿ™‚

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