I’m Seonaid, and it’s lovely to see you here on my home page. I live in Scotland near Edinburgh, and you will see lots of photographs from across Scotland on this site. I like to link my photos with my thoughts, my love of nature, creativity and history, and with the practise of mindfulness,  hoping  that we might both enjoy the results. I have been teaching and practising mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years now, because it keeps me sane. I’m a psychotherapist and I work 3 days a week in a Maggie’s Cancer Centre, helping people manage the transitions and changes which happen when a cancer diagnosis comes along. The rest of the time I can be found in my garden or out walking with my hairy tribe of dogs….usually with a camera in tow. I love poetry, photography, myths and fairytales, all as ways of understanding myself and the world a little better.

141 Responses to About

  1. Angel says:

    Hello Seonaid – I am referencing your post symbolism of doors and would like to use your name in the citation. Can you please contact me?

  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Seonaid, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. You have a beautiful blog.

  3. The beauty of Scotland is astounding, thank you very much for taking the time to craft this site and make these stunning photos public.

  4. Tammi Kale says:

    Stunning, beautiful posts! Glad I found your site!

  5. Lauren M says:

    was so nice to read your blog, The name MacRae got me wondering if you were related to the clan MacRae of Eilean Donan as I am a relative of a Macrae and would love to know more if you do.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You’re from Edinburgh! I feel like that city is my second home – even planning to move there one day. Love your blog especially the photos – really beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. bluebrightly says:

    I think I lost track of you – I’ve been here before! Got back here through hour of soft light. I’m taking in what you say about art, and your work. We have similar interests and work – I’m a social worker currently working with elders and their families as they adjust to major life changes, often dementia. I lived for years in a zen monastery, decades ago, so there you go, another similar interest. Now, if only I could get to Scotland one day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. emmylgant says:

    What a wonderful introduction! I will mosey through your archives and enjoy the walk, the sights, and the mood of your thoughts as you share them.
    I am very happy I found you.

  9. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Hello. Lovely reminders of nature. I write poetry at mine so feel free to have a look when you can. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your dogs!

  11. Leya says:

    I’m not sure you will like this…but there’s an award thrown my way…and I took the opportunity to link to my most inspiring blogs! You know you create magic – I’m happy if more bloggers will find out!

  12. Tina Schell says:

    Hi Seonaid, I am planning to visit Scotland with my husband and family at the end of August thru mid-September. Would love to email with you re your suggestions. Can you send me an email at trschell@me.com so I can get in touch with you? Thanks!

    • Tina I’m so sorry I missed this and your families visit to Scotland last summer. I hope you might be back again soon, and we can arrange to meet up perhaps๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. Hi Seonaid – missing your lovely, poetic posts. Hope you are doing ok.

  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    Hello there. I just discovered your blog today. I have been poking around here a bit and I have to say that you have some amazing images. I look forward to seeing more. You have a new follower ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Norm, thanks so much for that lovely feedback, and of course for the follow. Im delighted you enjoyed my images Norm, blogging is such a great way to get to share photos and hear feedback….which of course encourages me to get out and take more ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome to Breath of Green Air!

  15. Meg Evans says:

    What a gorgeous blog you have here — the vivid descriptions feel so very real, almost as if the photos could whisk me away into a magical fairy-tale storybook. How lovely! I’ve added your site to a list of positive blogs that I’m keeping on my own site, and will surely be back to visit again!

  16. Thank you for the follow… Interesting as I am working on our family history and working toward my father’s side of the family who came to Canada from Scotland and my daughter is a psychologist who uses mindfulness in her practice..and we have 2 orange tabby cats.. Michelle from NY, USA

    • I’m so sorry to have taken so long to reply, but I found your lovely comment when I was checking my spam box….so here is a rather late response! It’s lovely to hear of another mindfulness practitioner….it’s such a helpful way to soothe the mind and body.
      I have family in Canada around Toronto, and my husband has family around Vancouver….it’s a small world, I love your blog and thanks for the follow ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Rachael says:

    You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please check the link for the details of the award and the badge/image you may use for your site. Just know that for those people you choose you may either pass on the same image or create one of your own.

    (ps, you are by no mean’s required to participate, but I thank you for your posts! I appreciate you!)

    • Thanks. Rachael….and I’m so sorry but this lovely comment has been lurking in my spam box since the summer. I really must check it more often. Thanks again for the lovely feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Hi, I was over in America (at friendlyfairytales) and I followed a re-blog here – only to find you are just up the road from me! – Loved your pictures of Skye!

    • Thanks….where are you based?

      • Between Carlisle and Hayton – just down the road from Longtown. We have friends in Moffat so we potter backwards and forwards, trying not to trip over Hadrian’s Wall – wouldn’t like to knock it down, now.

        We had a daughter living in Glasgow for a couple of years so we were up there often too – although I’d hesitate to say I knew the place.

        Ever since I read John Buchan’s ‘Mr Standfast’ – a very, very long time ago – Skye has been on my list of places I must go to – so I just loved your write up and photos.

        I was living in Africa when I first read the book so I am getting nearer.

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  20. hazelzs says:

    I just nominated you for the Butterfly Light Award! I love how your blog “spreads the light.” More details on the award here: http://partridgepineandpeavey.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/butterfly-light-award/

  21. MrsAubreyB says:

    I just found a magical place and it’s your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy that you saw my post, because I’m able to explore your lovely photos now! I’ve never been to Scotland but I would love to go one day. Absolutely beautiful. I don’t think it’s odd to like both the here and now and the traditional past. I enjoy the modern vintage, too. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more.

  22. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award because I admire your work and writing. For further details please check on the link https://decidinglybob.wordpress.com/.

  23. Philip O'Brien says:

    Wow, I love your photos and I really enjoyed the poems.

  24. DG MARYOGA says:

    Nice to meet you;loved your posts and your fabulous images ! Can’t help but follow you โœฟ โœฟ โœฟ

  25. Will says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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