Thank you to Frank (Heumann) for his excellent picture of the hairy beasts. We will continue to follow Frank’s progress in the Highlands on Skye in the coming days. Thus proving that those who can’t, talk about it.
Frank Heumann is on his way to Skye. The road north, ahhh…that phrase gets me every time. I want to be happy for him; he takes fabulous photos (he took this one of Buchaille, just coming into Glencoe) and I enjoy them, they make many people happy…. It’s not quite working though because I just want to be there, not to look at photos, beautiful and worthy of admiration but to see, smell, touch everything until my eyes grow full, my heart even fuller and I am replete. Can you take it “Mings” or has it tipped you over the edge? ”Kymali,” not so long for you now…
For all of you with weary eyes, just feast your tired eyes on this; a slate grey sky, the single track road that seems so enticing, beckoning you to go a little further. The yellow broom at the side of the road is spiky and scented of coconut and if you look, nearby you’ll find heather, wild (mountain) thyme, wild sage and ground so damp you’ll wonder if it ever dries out. Who needs a rainbow or a pot of gold at the end of it when you’ve got a sky like that and a journey with gold wherever you look.
Those Highland cows look like they belong to that field dotted with bog cotton and of course they do. I’m told they’re very curious and never to be underestimated, more than one has suffered on the receiving end of their sharp horns.
For Mings, who I know will appreciate this, some seaweed washed onto a sandy bay, a bay for quiet thoughts and time enough. This is Talisker Bay, not far from where the beloved whisky is made, uisge beatha, literally ‘the water of life.’
(All credit for photos goes to Frank Heumann, click on link to view more)
Here’s an image of Skye that you won’t see everyday, unless you live there and this is what makes it so brilliant, amongst other things. The Old Man of Storr is but a dark pinnacle in the background, the sheep sheltering from the coming weather stealing the show. All credit for this photo goes to Frank Heumann, who has been expressing his love and awe of Skye for over six years photographically. For any of you interested in seeing the Isle of Skye as it is, click on the link provided. For ‘absolutescotland’ and ‘kymali’ this is preparation for the day in the hopefully near future when you go there. Feast your eyes on Frank’s incredible images and then tell me you are not in love with this island.