The Dawn

The day shows herself

Letting in light by layers

Shade flees to the folds.

Taken as the sun rose over the Plockton Crags on Good Friday morning. 

Find more dusk and dawn images at WP weekly challenge ‘half light‘.

This is also Day 1 of a 7 Day nature photo challenge which Amy nominated me for!

Today I’m inviting Sarah to join in. She takes incredibly beautiful and intimate photos of butterflies, birds and flowers. I love her eye for detail.

About greenmackenzie

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 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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29 Responses to The Dawn

  1. those subtle colors really reflect the delicate morning hour.

  2. Ohh … the trees look right out of some ancient landscape painting.

  3. Robin says:

    Gorgeous and rich image, Seonaid. What a beautiful way to begin a day. ❤

  4. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for join the challenge! Beautiful photo and poem, as always! 🙂
    Love the layers you captured! ❤

  5. Liana says:

    I love that this is Plockton, but I love it no matter where it is! Gorgeous

  6. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    ah so it was you who had the light Seonaid – great depth as well as beauty

    • I’m sorry to say I did Laura😜
      As compensation I’ve invited you to join the 7 day nature challenge….one shot a day (but I cheated today with 3!!)… And invite someone else each day. Simple😊

  7. Alexandra says:

    you must have been up real early for this shot… but definitely worth it… love the soft light, the silhouettes of the ridges in the distance… the gate is such a great detail, as if inviting you to go out, set on an adventure into a new day… beautiful photo and mood, Seonaid 🙂

    • Many thanks Alexandra💕The image was taken from the field at the back of the house… not too far to stagger while still half asleep! I still had my pyjamas on under my coat and wellies😜😆

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    hahaha I thought of nominating you, but didn’t think you’d want to do it. Glad you have though this is gorgeous and I know I’ll love your whole week!

  9. gwynnrogers says:

    Ahhh, the fresh morning air. The sighs of a new beginning! A timely post as we just agreed to take a small two bedroom apartment. I have a LOT to get rid of… a New Beginning will be good for me… once I get through the old stuff. Need anything for your home??? I have a LOT to get rid of! 😉 As always I love your pictures and descriptive words!! Beautiful!

    • Gwynn, I wish you luck with sorting out what to take with you to your fresh new home, and what to discard or give away. Isn’t it amazing how much stuff gathers around us each year without us really noticing? I just did a big clear out of our food pantry last week😵😳it was a bit scary what I found in there!!
      I feel a post on this brewing!!

  10. Such a very beautiful photograph, Seonid….

  11. LightWriters says:

    stunning…and liking the ‘haikus’… 😀

  12. Beautiful dawn image, Seonaid. Lovely haiku too. 🙂

  13. Sue says:

    What a beautiful, many-layered image, Seonaid!

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