Friday, September 12, 2008

Scottish Skies

If it's bright blue skies and fluffy cumulus clouds you're looking for, then Scotland isn't your cup of tea. But, if you like moody, pensive, and brooding, there's nothing better than a fine, soft day in the Highlands.

moors of the Highlands

There's nearly always a handy loch to reflect your sky.
Kyle of Sutherland, at Bonar Bridge

Just when you are accustomed to grey, the sun peeks through and you get a hint of blue.

west coast of Sutherland, near Lochinver

And rarely, a picture-postcard sky will surprise you.
the harbour at Inverness, Moray Firth

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Anonymous said...

Some of these are stunning portraits of a landscape I never got to see. They are beautiful and match the people of Scotland, very well. I used to correspond with the italic handwriting expert, Tom Gordie and another, George Tomson whose address was committed to memory.

George Tomson
The White Cottage, Balgrie Bank
Bonny Bank, Leven, Fife

Isn't that amazing what you can remember for no apparent reason. George is gone now but he was a midget with a mission and accomplished it.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my
Canon Pixels
blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Rambling Round said...

Wow! These could be paintings. A beautiful landscape, all of them.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Your sky is stunning - with fluffy clouds absent. Moody and pensive are great adjectives for your shots. Very nice.

Mary said...

Yes, moody and pensive. I'd love to be there, just to visit. Blue skies and puffy white clouds are monotonous.

Louise said...

Love these photos! Both the skies and the landscape. Very nice post.

Anonymous said...

I'm often moody, pensive and brooding, so I love these! :-) These are gorgeous pictures!

Enjoy your weekend!

Susan Gets Native said...

Oooo. Makin' me miss Scotland.
We honeymooned there and I didn't want to leave.

I seem to recall the Moray of Firth as we left Inverness....screaming and trying not to die as we careened through the streets ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD in our rental car.

Hope the car company was able to lift the fingernail marks off the dashboard.

Neva said...

I would not have pictured Scotland this way but I love it...they could all be picture postcards......lovely.

Arija said...

They are so beautiful I wish you had posted 40 not just 4!

holly said...

Did you run into Jamie anywhere? :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful shots!!!!