Monday, August 22, 2011

Winding Down

There are places you never want to leave:
kilt rock

scotland marin's first 139

scotland marin's first 140

scotland marin's first 144

Windswept promontories, thatched cottages, heathered hills and long vistas to the sea. Skye was haunting, and lovely, and yes, there was sun every day....between the wind-driven rain showers! Cool weather, perfect for raising a good crop of wool:
roadside hill sheep
indeterminate and yet ubiquitous hillsheep

Scottish blackface
Scottish blackface

herdy sheep
Herdwicks, just like these! (photo totally stolen without permission from Sarah).

We made Sarah's poor husband stop in all sorts of odd places while we went crawling around to take photos of peat cuts, hillsheep and lichens:
scotland marin's first 156

scotland marin's first 137

We capped off the week with a fitting visit to Talisker, the whisky distillery which uses the peat soaked water which seems constantly to be pouring off the hills....

But all things change. Colorado in summer is dry and warm, though also windswept and sometimes rainy in the afternoons. I am on the road to home, by way of someone's first birthday:
Marin is one


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great to meet you, albeit briefly! Have a safe journey home.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there with you all!

6:40 AM  
Blogger weavinfool said...

Sounds like you've had a great time. Can I go with you next time?
It also looks like someone who's turning one is not so litle any more. Will you home for your birthday?
See you soon, I hope.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Charleen said...

I can see the draw. It looks absolutely lovely and so relaxing! Best wishes to the birthday girl (and the almost birthday girl)!!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Marcy said...

Thanks for the vicarious visit to Scotland, Sara. I quite enjoyed myself. :D

Hey, is that a baby??

4:53 AM  
Blogger woolydaisy said...

the photos are fabulous- i don't think i'd come home if i were there.

6:00 PM  

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