Tag Archives: scotland

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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Tales of Kintail and the Five Sisters

Follow me north and west in Scotland, through the Cairngorms and past Ben Nevis, and we will pass through Glen Shiel and onwards into the Land of the Three Sea Lochs. This is a boarder land which has been deeply … Continue reading

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State of Mind among Giants

   My life had become a pilgrimage on blistered feet, stumbling ever deeper into the dark half-forgotten wilderness. With each passing week the path beneath my feet became narrower and more rock strewn, and the familiar signs and landmarks receded. … Continue reading

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