Monday, May 18, 2009

Scotland, Bit-by-Bit

My intentions were good, but the timing has been bad for any sort of thoughtful explanation of my trek to Scotland.  

I'm not giving up on the idea.  

It may just have to come in dribs and drabs.  

I do appreciate all the interest expressed through patiently prodding emails from those with some curiosity about the trip.

Here's a snippet, at least...

I was fascinated by this particular view from the ruins of Findlater Castle, not far from the very quaint, northern coastal village of Cullen.

And somehow that seemed completely fitting, even what I'd hoped to find.

Though the exact date of its construction is unclear, this is a depiction of Findlater Castle in its prime sometime around the thirteenth or fourteenth century.

Though only a few of the "bones" remain, there is something awe-inspiring about a structure that, having battled the elements for hundreds of years, continues to stand.  

Wind whispers between the stones...(really)

...sharing secrets with the sea.


Bryan said...

Pure jealousy is oozing out of every pore right now! I would Love to see those. I have always been fascinated by and love spending time in and around old ruins like these.

Kimberlee said...

I think you'd absolutely love Scotland! My photos don't nearly do justice to the amazing landscape. Thanks for checking in, Bryan. It's good to hear from you!

kristina said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! I would love to see that. Thanks for posting these.

Kimberlee said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos. It was a wonderful trip. I hope to go back and spend more time exploring.