Monday, 2 November 2009

Scarista? Harris

They say a picture paints a thousand words. So I'm going to let these pics speak for themselves.
I think this is Scarista on Harris, but my brains a bit fuddled. Anyone who knows better can please correct me. I know it's between Sellebost amd Leverburgh...... if that's any help!

In the Highlands

In the highlands, in the country places,
Where the old plain men have rosy faces,
And the young fair maidens
Quiet eyes;
Where essential silence cheers and blesses,
And for ever in the hill-recesses
Her more lovely music
Broods and dies.
O to mount again where erst I haunted;
Where the old red hills are bird-enchanted,
And the low green meadows
Bright with sward;
And when even dies, the million-tinted,
And the night has come, and planets glinted,
Lo, the valley hollow

O to dream, O to wake and wander
There, and with delight to take and render,
Through the trance of silence
Quiet breath;
Lo! for there, among the flowers and grasses,
Only the mightier movement sounds and passes;
Only winds and river,
Life and death.

Robert Louis Stevenson (RLS) (1850-1894)

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  1. Beautiful! Calming, peaceful.

  2. What an incredible place! And your shots are absolutely breathtaking, Neil! Doesn't get any better than these!

    Enjoy your week!


  3. Lovely Neil - those depict complete still(ness?) - so calm.

  4. What a lovely landscape... where ever that is!

  5. What beautiful vistas you have shared with us today. Thank you.

  6. Such beautiful places. Your picures are when enlarged breathtaking.

  7. beautiful landscape and poetry !

  8. Wow, the first photo and the one with the sheep are really magical - truly beautiful.

  9. Whutta absolutely stunning scenes. I wish you'd have a big ass field camera. And you would know how to use it. Breath taking images mate!!

    Blue haired punker lamb was a pleasant bonus. :)

  10. Thank you all for your kind comments.....It really is a stunning landscape.

  11. I camped on Lewis/Harris in 1964 and all my photos are on slides. I have a scanner to convert them to digital images, which was working about 2 weeks ago but yesterday had horizontal lines all over the images when I tried to use it with my Lewis slides. What has happened? Your photos are stunning and show the beautiful scenery really well.

  12. What a treat these photos are. I'm so jealous. I need to get away into the big spaces.

  13. mtb - The one with the blue rinse....obviously!