Wordless Wednesday….A Very Favourite Place

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Location:- My very favourite view of the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Wherever you would like to be or wherever you are…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

25th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday….. Over the Sea To Skye

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Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Neist Point on the rugged north west coast of Skye. A vulnerable and exposed location, open to all the vagaries of the weather.  There is a saying in Scotland that, if you are not happy with the weather – wait 10 minutes and you will be in another season.

Standing on this headland I have experienced that saying first hand.  Often you can stand and watch the weather roll in from across the Atlantic enveloping us, sometimes it just seems to divert and head towards the north or south. On other occasions a complete change occurs as if in a blink of an eye…..  one thing for sure, it is a place that is always one of change.

Unpredictable the weather may be….  but please always remember to..

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

23rd August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…… Could be a Refreshing start to the week.. or maybe Not!

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Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The night sky slowly clears along with the rain. The early morning sun makes a spirited entry burning, away the wisps of remaining mist .  Will it last or will it turn back to rain.  Highland weather can be fickle.  They do say…. If you wait 5 minutes the weather will always change. 🙂

It may be Monday and it may be moody but…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

5th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…… well maybe not

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Mid Summer, Isle of Skye, North West Scotland

Just before midnight yesterday, we crossed the Summer Solstice… so you might say that today is the first day of the rest of this year.

Yesterday, in anticipation of the Solstice, I posted an mid summers eve picture, shot 2 years ago.  So as we can still celebrate the Solstice, todays image is one shot on mid summers eve some 6 years earlier.  

The loan fisherman and I had stood silent, just watching the sun vanish beyond the horizon, waiting for midnight.  Despite the midges it was a magical moment.  I suspect that the afterglow remained to be subsumed by the dawn that would soon follow.  After all Scotland may not be the land of the midnight sun…..  but certainly the next best thing.  Not that I waited for the dawn…. sleep beckoned.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

21st June

(C) David Oakes 2021

 

Moody Monday…. The Old Man

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The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Not every Monday is Moody.…. put this particular Monday afternoon was rather more than just moody.  It was also a great example of how quickly the weather, over the West Coast of Scotland and most definitely over the Islands, can change so quickly.  The morning had been so full of promise.  But then again, if it hadn’t changed we wouldn’t have witnessed the drama over the Old Man.

At the start of another week….please

Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

14th June

(C) David Oakes 2021