Outside

– suddenly, light everywhere, and flowers. As I said yesterday, D and I are back from Arran, so here’s a flood of pictures from the train journey and our wanderings there:

 

 

 

Rapeseed field outside of Edinburgh

Rapeseed field outside of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

A group of stags out for a wander by the shore at Lochranza, Arran

A group of stags out for a wander by the shore at Lochranza, Arran

 

 

 

 

 

Round the headland, close to Fairy Dell

Round the headland, close to Fairy Dell

 

 

 

 

Standing stones on Machrie Moor, erected c. 3,500-1,500 B.C.E

Standing stones on Machrie Moor, erected c. 3,500-1,500 B.C.E

 

 

 

 

 

The ruins of Moss Farm, facing Machrie Moor

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging out down at the harbour in Blackwaterfoot

Hanging out down at the harbour in Blackwaterfoot

 

 

 

 

Towards Holy Island, a Buddhist retreat reachable by ferry from Lamlash

Towards Holy Island, a Buddhist retreat reachable by ferry from Lamlash

 

 

 

 

 

The road between the villages of Lochranza and Corrie

The road between the villages of Lochranza and Corrie

 

 

 

 

 

Homeward bound

Homeward bound

 

 

 

 

 

As soon as we got a seat on the ferry, we pulled out the CalMac ferry company’s guide to sailings, and started planning our next trip. My birthday is in the middle of June, and the long nights call me north west. Iona, or Islay.  Until then, work resuming. Waiting on word for various submissions and carving out the next ms, balancing the scales. Walking the city. Glad at last the year feels like it has really begun. Happy Easter, to those who celebrate. happy Spring to everyone to which that applies.

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3 responses to “Outside

  1. really stellar photos. These have been some of my favorites you have posted.

  2. Thank you so much – if you make it over, Arran is a dream of a place to visit.

  3. What a gorgeous set of photographs, Helen.

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