Have you ever looked at rainbows in the sky and wondered where they come from? Well if you follow me today I’ll show you. I’ll take you to the edge of the rainbow sea, where the colours form and merge beneath the cloud teased Coulin. In this space, where peat soaked fresh water pours from heather clad mountains into the ebb and flow of the salty sandy golden bay, every colour ever dreamed swirls before our eyes. Layers of colour within one body of water, held in the cupped palm of a beautiful Skye bay. When conditions are right, and there are just enough dreams in the air, the colours begin to lift into the air. The reach higher and higher towards the sun, forming an elegant shimmering arch. And along this arched bridge the Gods can move, sending granted wishes earthwards on butterfly wings of the dead. It’s pure magic, stirred as only nature know how, but don’t tell everyone…..let’s keep the rainbow sea a secret, or everyone will be after its gold.
For my fact lovers, this was taken in Ashaig Bay on a late cloud infused afternoon. The light slipping through the clouds created the stunning colours in the shallow waters where fresh water the colour of strong tea swirled into the sea….
Truly beautiful vision, as always!
Beautiful images and words! Just lovely.
Thanks Hazel….it’s an inspiring place, and I know you love nature too 😉
So you found it and you showed us…and we are grateful!
Yes….but don’t tell everyone 😉
I’ll keep it a secret, promise!
Being in the right place at the right time plus having your imagination – priceless 🙂
Lol…that’s such a wonderful comment…thank you 🙂
So inspiring, feels like breathing colours.
It was so beautiful Rosa….I stood and spun in happy circles…grinning like an idiot of course 🙂 Who knew you could get so many colours in one little stretch of water?
What fabulous photos. I love the idea that rainbows are birthed in the sea. Down here we see so many rainbows over the sea I can believe you are really on to something here, 🙂
Oh it’s true….forget all that made up science guff 😉
Remarkable and I think I can dream up a rainbow 🙂
Oh I know you can dream up a rainbow…amongst other marvellous things Gilly!! You would be right at home 🙂
Magnificent! Great perspective!
Thanks Amy…its such a huge seascape it was hard to know how to shoot it….not much foreground!!
Ahhhh, your Pot of Gold is hiding right there in your sea! Your land and sea definitely provide an abundance of color. I really should Google a map of Scotland so I can find these amazing areas. You truly should provide your photos for travel magazines. Of course if you did that, THEN your country would be flooded with tourists. 😉 Thank you, as always for sharing such beauty.
You spotted the pot of gold Gwynn!! Surely you get a prize for that 🙂 So….to help you picture where this is…have an image of Scotland in your mind, and now look at the west coast….quite high up. There you’ll see the Isle of Skye, and just across the bridge from the mainland is this beautiful shallow bay 🙂 Its always such a joy to read your feedback on my posts.
Thank you, the whole scene had me grinning ear to ear with the astonishing colours! Isn’t nature amazing.
Smiling back 🙂
Beautiful layers of color and texture
Thanks Jen, the light was spilling through in magical shifting layers….and the colours in the water surprised even me!!