Off to Edinburgh for today’s photograph – wonderful evening shot taken from Salisbury Crags above Holyrood by Tom at Weephotos.
Feeling nostalgic for the City, so many happy memories…
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Today’s picture is the road to Ben Nevis, taken by Morag Ferguson. Shows off the beauty of the mountain and the glorious sunny weather we have been having of late 😎
Random fact: John Keats – arguably the gold-standard poet of the early 19th century Romantic movement – climbed Ben Nevis in 1818. He must have enjoyed his stroll, because he wrote a sonnet about his experience when he reached the peak. ‘Read me a lesson, Muse, and speak it loud,’ he wrote, ‘upon the top of Nevis, blind in mist.’ A famously delicate little flower, Keats was dead within three years, meeting his maker courtesy of tuberculosis in 1821. If he can walk up Ben Nevis, anyone can.
Another fog picture, taken last weekend. The low lying fog bank over Seamill makes the Isle of Arran look as if it is rising high above the clouds. Amazing shot by Peter Ribbeck.
“Let us go in; the fog is rising” (Emily Dickinson)
Even though Lent is over I am going to continue with the picture posts, it has been fun looking for them.
Today’s photo was taken yesterday, but the fog is actually worse today. It is a shot of the Hunterston Windmill with Arran rising in the background. By Stuart McMahon
“There are your fog people & your sun people, he said. I said I wasn’t sure which kind I was. He nodded. Fog’ll do that to you, he said”.
Beautiful picture, looking towards Arran from West Kilbride, by Peter Watkins (from Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald on Facebook).
See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose;
Seeds so long in darkness sleeping
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices;
Fields and garlands hail the spring;
Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices
While the wild birds build and sing.