The Light in the Highlands

Connectivity problems in the Highlands have been ongoing and I hope to catch up with you all in time. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and I have been checking posts when I can!

I finally got online at my B&B  on the Isle of Skye so am posting these of our road trip through mountain and glen. I have more but I don’t know if I can get online tomorrow!

Never have I seen weather change so dramatically from sunny and warm to a freezing rain in the matter of moments- but oh! the landscape is glorious. Amidst the mists and shadows, light seems to suddenly turn on and shine up from inside the earth, as well as pouring from cracks in the clouds, to illuminate water surface, field and hill.

Kinnoul Hill
The view from Kinnoul Hill in Perth overlooking the River Tay

From the Black Isle and the Moray Firth to Loch Alsh and the castle of Eilean Donan. The castle was built in the 1200s by the Mackenzie family, destroyed during the Jacobite rebellions of the 1700’s, and restored in the 20th century.

and a few monochrome – one of which I submitted to Leanne Cole’s MM 2-23.  Dundee to the Black Isle – from Scott’s ill fated antarctic expedition, to the Pictish stones of Rosemarkie and the ruins of a 13th century abbey in Fortrose on the Black Isle

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  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    Striking work in every way,Cybele Dear!Glorious photos wonderfully displayed and accompanied by captivating details!You stirred up well-cherished memories,my lovely friend.Have a great time in those inspirational places 🙂 xxx
    PS : We are still holidaying ~ Domestic tourism is not bad at all ~

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    1. Enjoy your holidays too Doda!! Thanks so much!!

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  2. Tracey says:

    Beautiful images, feels like I’m vacationing vicariously through you. Where are we going next? 😉

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    1. on way to Ireland! thanks Tracey!!

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      1. Tracey says:

        Wonderful 🙂

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  3. All your photos are beautiful, Cybele! I’m so glad you are back in your beloved Scotland.

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    1. thanks for a lovely and kind comment Pam- internet has been horrible here!

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  4. Norma says:

    They are stunning! 🙂

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  5. Amy says:

    Stunningly beautiful, as always!

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    1. thank you Amy!! sorry it’s taken awhile to respond!

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  6. Gorgeous, evocative images Cybele, I can smell the heather! And your words too conjure a wonderful picture of the landscape.

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    1. thanks so much Andrea!! it’s so mysterious and magical here! Internet in the higlands is not approved by the fairies!! It’s been awful!

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  7. Such a dramatic landscape, captured so well. The view from Kinnoul Hill is incredible. I love the quality of light. As for that hairy beast from the Highlands, he’s rather handsome in a shaggy, uncombed way! Am so glad you’re enjoying your trip so much, Cybele 🙂

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    1. thank you Sarah – it’s slow to reply or do anything online here though!! I love the highland coos!! and the landscape is spectacular!!

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  8. Great light in the highlands I might add…

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    1. many thanks Robert- it’s hard to take a bad image here!!

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      1. The same way I feel when I am out West…

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  9. Such gorgeous scenes, Cybele. I would love to visit there. 🙂

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    1. many thanks Sylvia. Sorry it’s taken so long to reply- I lose internet access all the time here!

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  10. Fabulous photos Cybele!

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    1. thank you Della!! sorry for the slow reply!

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      1. Don’t worry dear friend

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      2. 🙂 thanks Della!!

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  11. kazg10 says:

    Stunning Cybele, you cant have everything you know, stunning scenery to photograph AND the internet! 🙂 Cant wait for more. your pictures are beautiful!

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    1. so true Kaz and it continues to be a problem! thanks for your great comment!

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  12. Sue says:

    Some great images, Cybele! With a very Cybele ‘look’ to them…..I love the Glen, and you have managed to make Eilean Donan look rather forbidding!

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    1. lol!! my spooky specialty!! thanks Sue – sorry for the slow reply!

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  13. Oh, Cybele, these are just stunningly gorgeous!! And the black and white of the ship is breathtaking! So happy for you, traveling through this amazing countryside. Continue to enjoy and continued safe travels!

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    1. thanks hugely Stacy and I apologize for slow replies and very unpredictable connectivity here!

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      1. No worries at all, Cybele! I’m now on the road myself for the next 10 days 🙂 Here’s to happy traveling 👍🏻

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  14. katieprior says:

    Beautiful pictures Cybele! You’ve captured the beauty of the Highlands perfectly! It is such an amazing place… I need to go back there! Enjoy the rest of your vacation. 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Katie- so sorry for late replies with the internet here!

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  15. Oh! I want to be there with you! I have a friend originally from Scotland who told me I’d love hiking in Isle of Skye and the Highlands. The light you captured on the River Ness is amazing! Be safe and post when you can. xx

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    1. you would love it Deborah!! Thank you so much for your well wishes!

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  16. Peter Nena says:

    Loved. Appreciated.

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    1. and much appreciated in return Peter!

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  17. lauramacky says:

    Stunning images! It’s amazing how we are so used to be connected. My husband is dying to go to Scotland to golf. Nice to know my camera will be busy while he’s doing that. I love the sheep!! Enjoy your trip. 🙂

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    1. Many, many thanks Laura- yes you would be so busy! did you see previous post of Edinburgh buildings?

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Did I? Hmm…I’ll have to check. I’ve been intermittent here. lemme go see!

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      2. thanks Laura – internet very bad here!

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      3. lauramacky says:

        you’re welcome! I’m sure you’ll look forward to getting back home for a zippy internet connection 🙂

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      4. kind of freeing though at the same time to not rely on it!!

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  18. sheldonk2014 says:

    These are beautiful Cybele
    As always Sheldon

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    1. thanks so much Sheldon!

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