Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scotland ~ Almost a Year Ago

We have another snowy, possibly even stormy week ahead of us here in Maine and I can't help thinking it was almost a year ago when our daughter and son-in-law accompanied us on a March trip to Scotland. So much has happened since that lovely family time together and I still have not finished editing and posting all my photos. I did manage one blog post last April titled The Bride with Pearls and a Fuchsia Bouquet. Just married at City Chambers in Edinburgh, the couple allowed me to photograph their exuberance and happiness. I've always hoped the pictures would find a way to them through the internet...March 9th will be their first wedding anniversary.

Our plan was to drive through the highlands and on to the Isle of Skye after our stay in Edinburgh. Early spring flowers and a soft green haze were in evidence in spite of the chill. Our first stop was a charming Inn called Monachyle Mhor in Valquhidder Glen.

Morning at Monachyle Mhor 01

Morning Stroll

Evening Ramble 03

Evening Ramble 04

A perfectly timed evening ramble with a setting sun casting a golden glow across the glen took our breath away. The wind was fierce and we welcomed the crackling fire at the inn...not to mention sampling some unique single malt whiskeys!

Crystal Blue Water

We left Monachyle Mhor the next morning with real regret.

No paintings, books or photos prepared us for the sheer scale and stark beauty of the highlands. We all tried to capture the atmosphere...here are some of mine...

The Highlands 001

The Highlands 003

Glencoe 01

Little House in the Highlands

My daughter quipped this solitary little house must be the most photographed home in the highlands!

Glencoe 04

Glencoe 05

...and on to Fort William for a cozy lunch and picturesque Eilean Donan, but I will save that for another day.


  1. Such breathtaking pictures...these gave me tranquil feelings :)

    1. Optimistic Existentialist ~ Thank you very much, your comment makes me feel like I have communicated a feeling for the highlands. They are so beautiful, spare and unspoiled.


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