The vivid pink and green shimmering waves of Aurora Borealis viewed from the
Isle of Skye,
the island’s curving white bridge visible under a sunlit blue sky with layers of cloud
a remote beach cove on the Isle Of Harris sculpted by the sea with sand grains of
the shallow turquoise water highlighted with glittering silver diamonds reflecting
the radiant sunlight.
The towering hexagonal black volcanic basalt columns of the small outlying island
of Fingal’s Cave,
sit atop deeply shadowed eroded rock sea arches carved by tempestuous wind
in an isolated glen waits a small bothy with a white thatch roof bleached by
mercurial Scottish weather,
the speckled head with the red waffles of a native grouse appears above
slumbering winter heather.
Saint Kilda’s island has underground nesting burrows where a colony of Puffins
the Highland’s oak barrels of distilled aged amber whiskey, smooth warming nectar
to the taste,
a light wind carries the calls of plaintive sheep grazing near flowering heather high on
a windswept moor,
a steam train crosses the sweeping curve of Glenfinnian’s viaduct rising high above
a valley floor.
Ebony still water reflects a mirror image of copper tinted conifers created by a
cirrocumulus mackerel sky,
the lower green moss covered rocks of the Glencoe mountains softened where
nebulous dawn mist lies,
the ever-changing weather, wildlife, fauna and soaring mountainous vistas,
all that you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at Scotland, so full of natural beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 -2017
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