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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

Blossom Celebrations

   Come with me under the blossom skirts of Spring, and lie on the soft damp earth with the sound of bees busy in your ears. Sun filtered through blossom flesh takes on luminous sparkles and dazzling glints which catch … Continue reading

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Bluebells and Birches (Fairy Magic)

   All across the lower slopes a soft spring breeze is playing silvery songs on the fresh green leaves of the silver birches. It’s notes fill the air, dazzling the ears with its shifting shingle waves, mingled with the scattered … Continue reading

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Early Summer Kisses

   Summer has opened her long light filled arms wide, and she was spilling soft kisses all along the West coast of the British Isles yesterday evening. Not a whisper of a breeze stirred the air, and the birds sang … Continue reading

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The Stillness of the Lichen Woods

   We walked the other day, between ancient trees, draped in fine clothes of moss and lichen. The air was as pure in the mouth as spring water, and the sounds of the outside world were muffled and absorbed by … Continue reading

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Futures Weave

   Day opens unseen Fates silky fingers turn threads Twisting future life In response to the WP challenge theme ‘future’

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Earth Cycles

   Here in the hills where the wild sheep grow, tended by rain soaked winds and sun kissed clouds, the grass grows impossibly green. It rolls in velvet folds across the low green lands, giving way to a thick plaid … Continue reading

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Glen Brittle Fairy Pool Magic

   Deep in the heart of Glen Brittle, a crystal clear stream pours down from the Black Coullin, tumbling through pools of turquoise blue and pastel pink. The Allt Coir a Mhadaidh, Stream of the Foxes Hollow, has carved a … Continue reading

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Coullin Candyfloss

   Coullin Candyfloss  Spun in soft sugary tufts Across cold black teeth Day 3 of the 7 day nature photo challenge which Amy invited me to join. Click here for day 1, The Dawn Day 2, Mountainous Half-Light. Today I’m inviting a … Continue reading

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Mountainous Half-Light

   In the half-light between mist and sun, within the deep folds of the winter Coullin, a sparkling bridge of light spans the Choire Laggan. Some say the rainbow bridge Bifrost leads all the way to Asguard, home of the … Continue reading

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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‘. … Continue reading

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