Thursday, 14 February 2019

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Yesterday we had to go over the moor I had a physio appointment for my shoulder.  I thought it would be an opportunity to take some photos as we drove over.  I took umpteen photos some better than others.  It was a dreich old day, meaning dreary, gloomy, beak and miserable. 



The fret, which is a chilly and damp mist coming in from the sea did nothing to enhance the photos.  Yet, despite all that when you take a closer look there was a lot to see and find that was indeed beautiful.  The stone walls were a delight.  Who knows how long these stones have been there...all hand lifted into place.  A dry stone wall is indeed a skill and plentiful on this Island.





Livestock still needs to be looked after whatever the weather.  It was a delight to see sheep wandering the croft in such a beautiful setting.  They soon gathered together when food was involved.




Gloomy it may well have been but still a beautiful day whatever the weather.  How do you view it?  Can you see the beauty or do you see the gloom?

A warm welcome to new followers I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.  I seem to have lost a few and then gained a few so not sure what is going on.  Thank you for your visit to my little space in blogland and for your uplifting comments.

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36 comments:

  1. Sheep always know when food is arriving!
    Lovely photos, especially of the dry stone walls

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  2. Both but probably more beauty if you are there!

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  3. Picture nΒΊ 5 is like a postcard ! Beautiful !!!
    I hope your shoulder is better !
    Have a cosy day !
    Hug
    Anna

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  4. Beauty! I like the stone walls! Yes, that is a skill. Also, I also like the stone cottages, barns, outbuildings...

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  5. Oh, definitely beauty. The walls are wonderful. Hope the physio helped you.

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  6. I really like the second one. I think there is beauty everywhere even on a gloomy day like that. I really try hard to see the beauty around me especially in winter here when everything seems grey and the days are really cold and dreary. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  7. Sometimes it's hard to look past the cold, damp and gloom of winter, but there is beauty in every weather, everyday. I like rainy days when the rain is running down the window, I like cold, frosty days when everything glitters and of course warm, sunny days. I hope your shoulder is soon better. Best, Jane x

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  8. The great outdoors is always beautiful, whatever the weather.

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  9. Dry stone walls always amaze me to think of the work that went into making them.

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  10. I love dry stone walls. They look amazing in the damp and grey but I bet they are stunning on a clear bright spring day.

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  11. Definitely beauty MM all those soft muted colours are so soothing.
    I'm a bit worried about how close that Landrover is to the edge though....lol.
    Hugs-x-

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  12. Your post title, is so, so, so true!!!!

    πŸ’“ ✨ πŸ’“ ✨ πŸ’“

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  13. The sheep seem "close" to the "edge" to me. But I'm sure, it is an optical illusion. :-)

    πŸ’“ ✨ πŸ’“ ✨ πŸ’“

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  14. I see both but somehow beauty always shine through the gloom. Have a happy day!

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  15. Tough question! Depends... Some days I see only the gloom and some days, I see the beauty in spite of the gloom.

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  16. There is something about mist and fog even rain that can be appreciated. The freezing rain that is in our forecast is a little harder to like. The trees and shrubs will look amazing but there will also be accidents.
    I think we have far more people visiting our blogs that just never bother to become 'followers'. Thank you for being faithful to leave a comment when you visit my blog. I appreciate your friendship.

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  17. I agree with you.. you can find beauty in most days, all you have to do is look and be a positive person. Two different people can see things either happy or negative.. I'm happy to say I'm with you on this. LOVE the ancient stone walls! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. Always beauty to be found. I love dry stone walls.

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  19. gorgeous photos and I hope the therapy helps!!

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  20. I alway love looking at old rocks and stones, particularly those which are covered by lichen and moss. Took some photos of rocks on Iona when I was there in September last year. They were covered in lichen in beautiful patterns. Not keen on cold damp days, but if I am warmly dressed then it doesn't matter.

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  21. Oh, I see beauty in all your pictures. The stone walls are amazing. I just can't imagine actually living there. It's liking looking at National Geographic magazine. It's beautiful.

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  22. Ooh so foggy, just like here this morning but without the sheep!

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  23. I am lucky I have a lot of imagination so I see all your pictures in full sunshine ! And indeed it is a beautiful landscape !

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  24. Wonderful atmospheric photos of your journey:)

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  25. love your pictures , we are having the same kind of weather

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  26. Lots to see in spite of the weather.

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  27. I enjoyed your post and seeing your photographs, love those dry stone walls.

    All the best Jan

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  28. I think it is beautiful, no matter the weather you live in a beautiful place.

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  29. Beautiful photos!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Thanks for the encouragement in regards to retirement!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  30. I'm always pleased to go out and see the beauty all around. I like mist, but not fog. Dry stone walls and sheep are a feature of our countryside too. Of course, you have the sea as well so you live in a beautiful place. I hope the physio is helping and you're both keeping well. Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

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  31. Sometimes the gloomiest of days can provide the best photo opportunities as there is no distracting sun. Hope the appt went well, Lorraine.

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  32. Whenever I travel, I always check out the fences. They're usually made from whatever is plentiful, so many varieties. I love the lava fences of Hawaii.

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  33. The dreich day (what a great word!) did indeed contain beauty. Stone fences fascinate me, as do walled gardens, rarely, if ever, seen here.

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  34. Dreich, fret, croft. Words I never hear in Australia unless you are talking guitar frets or the verb to fret. So interesting and educational today Lorraine

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