Saturday, 4 May 2013

The Good Bits

Last week a friend came to stay. She only came for a few days, and the weather, not wanting to disappoint  and obviously uncertain as to what weather she might like, laid on all the weather it had. They say people don't come to Scotland for the weather - but I think they should as there is quite a lot of it.
The little house overlooking the loch and the mountains is a much photographed spot. I've seen paintings  of it too. It makes the perfect landscape photo as it can be divided into thirds very easily! And as for those highland cows, I think the Scottish tourist board dot them about the countryside and tell them to stand still and look photogenic. I've heard them described as 'hippy' cows, and it suits them. These hippy cows had been instructed (by the Scottish tourist board of course) to stand looking out over the sea to Skye, but they were more interested in us than they were in admiring the view. And finally on the wettest and coldest day of the week we went up to Faraid Head and enjoyed some very horizontal rain. While trying to find shelter we came across a beautiful little cove with water that was crystal clear and turquoise in colour. It was also out of the wind and it was tempting to stay there, but we had to come out and face the wind and driving rain to get back to the dry and warmth of the car! My friend will be back in the south  now enjoying a warm and sunny weekend.
I on the other hand have put another log on the fire!

8 comments:

ADRIAN said...

I enjoyed this run out.

The image after the map looks as if it's been colour popped. I like it.

A Garden of Threads said...

I love your country. When I visited two years ago, I fell in love with the Highland cows and have many photo to prove it:) Thank you for sharing.

annie hoff said...

Hi Adrian
There is a setting on the camera called 'Dramatic Tone' It seemed to suit the day!

Linda said...

Having been on a photo course in Torridon, I can just imagine course participants lined up with their tripods and doing artistic things (probably at dawn) with the trees and house in your first shot!

So lovely to have all of that to yourselves.

ju-north said...

A little glimpse of heaven!

Mac n' Janet said...

You're right, the cottage is definitely screaming to be painted.

Lori ann said...

another spectacular post annie. visiting you is one of my favorite things. i recently won a set of vintage books by lillian beckwith, written about her years in the hebrides. i am enjoying reading about this part of the world immensely. thank you for sharing these photos here and taking me there, in a small way.

christinelaennec said...

So beautiful. I've always wanted to go to Applecross but haven't yet made it there. I love how in the top photo you see the wind making patterns on the water.

Some people do come to Scotland for the weather. I recently met someone from Canada who loves how the weather constantly changes here.

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