Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A light touch

Just pebbles
Its great to be back in the Hebrides. Although lots of rain is forecast this week, yesterday was a pleasant surprise. So we walked from the Strand in Colonsay over to Oronsay. It's an even smaller island with a population of about 6 including a couple of RSPB rangers.

Oransay priory cross
What often strikes me when visiting here is the quality of the light. Somehow everything seems sharper and clearer (well when the sun shines anyway). Even looking down at your feet as you walk over pebbles is lovely (the pebbles not the feet!).

 The Augustinian priory dates back to the early 14th century and has had lots of changes over the centuries and is dilapidated now but is a very atmospheric place.

I guess we just get used to light pollution and when we are at home going about our regular lives we fail to notice what's beneath our feet and the sky above us, and beauty around us.
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