Friday, 26 September 2008

Skye P2

                 

Good Morning, sitting all alone this morning as Stuart is at his art class today he is at the moment doing a watercolour of Chestnut leaves and chestnuts still on the branch last time I saw it it was looking very good it should be finished today.

The pictures today are of the Waternish peninsula on Skye. It is very beautiful but a bit of a strange atmosphere for some reason or other. This is our second visit to this area we visited last time we were on Skye and it felt the same then nothing I can put my finger on. Portree is a busy little town and has all the amenities you need it even has a supermarket now. The harbour is very picturesque and a great for photographs if the sun is shining. We were lucky the morning we were there it was to warm not wind on the only thing about it is it is downhill going and a steep climb back up so we had a few stops on the way back to the car.

This afternoon Stuart and I are going out into the garden to trim our conifers I will try to keep the midges at bay as I have a lot of bites on my head don’t know why we are being bothered this year as we have never been bothered before. I think that’s about it for today take care till next time.

Love,

9 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Beautiful pictures.  Strange how some places just have an atmosphere about them.  Sorry about the bites, they can drive you mad can't they?  I used to get eaten alive by mosquitoes but have not seen many the last few years but then the weather has not been right for sitting outside in the evenings.

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marainey1 said...

The scenery there is beautiful and all the history of the place seems to be felt in looking at it.  Maybe that is the feeling you get.  So many years have passed but as you look at it, it seems time could have stood still.  I love to paint, but don't do watercolors.  It is a delightful pastime.  I've not done much lately but will get back to it some day.  'On Ya' - ma

mereel2005 said...

I love your pictures; makes me long for Autumn in New England.
Laini

kirkbyj05 said...

We had a delicious meal at Portree and still talk about it.
I too felt there was an atmosphere but put it down to them still celebrating Sunday as a holy day when the shops stay closed.  It isn't as geared up to tourists as we are in the Lakes.
Magic photos..we have some of our visit to Skye too.  It is breath taking ,,isn't it?  Just beautiful!
Careful when you are out cutting the conifers.
Love
Jeanie xx

msecz said...

Love the pictures! especially the one with the different colored houses and the water with the boats
thanks for sharing them with us or I would never know what the rest of the world looks like
Sandra

sybilsybil45 said...

Thank you again for our wee trip round Skye. It makes such a difference when the weather is dry and to be warm is a bonus !.. Hope the midges don't catch you this afternoon. I must say I hadn't thought many midges got down to Fife..must be travelling South...please keep them up there !!!! we have been blessed with a lovely day down here sunny and warm...even been sitting out this afternoon.  Love for now  Sybil xx

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jeadie05 said...

Once again lovely scenery ,and great pitures ,the houses are so pretty ion the harbour ,interesting story about the Mac clouds and the Mac Donalds ,,here dykes are ditches not walls heehee, Try Avon skin so soft for your midges ....love Jan xx

jeadie05 said...

Once again lovely scenery ,and great pitures ,the houses are so pretty ion the harbour ,interesting story about the Mac clouds and the Mac Donalds ,,here dykes are ditches not walls heehee, Try Avon skin so soft for your midges ....love Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

Once again I really enjoyed the pictures of Skye Joan!"  Thanks so much for sharing,
Marie
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