Thursday, February 15, 2007

Could two days be more different?

Yesterday l accompanied my husband as he drove around the area- one of the more enjoyable aspects of his job. Within the space of a few hours we had passed four lochs (3 of them pictured). At Ardentinny wee 'S' and l had time to get out and walk along the beach~ the sun was shining and although it was cold at least the air was still and water calm.
'S' discovered some rocks shaped like a love heart on the beach- he was so excited- another lovely addition to the Valentine’s afternoon. He also found a dragons tooth but that's another story ;).
l climbed many of the hills around Ardentinny when l was a teenager- l enjoyed orienteering and have often thought about joining a club again. hmm.

PICTURE ABOVE AND BELOW- LOCH ECK- MY FAVOURITE LOCH AND WHERE WE WISHED IN THE MILLENIUM WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

NEXT THREE PHOTOS DOWN ARE OF ARDENTINNY AND LOCH LONG. CAN YOU SEE THE LOVE HEART?



BELOW PHOTO IS OF LOCH FYNE


Anyway, today is somewhat different- a nightmare outside and the wind and rain are lashing against the windowpanes as l type away. l'm intently listening out for thunder just in case l need to sign off quick. 'S' has been at the doctor this morn. - another cold virus- poor laddie.
After the doctor's appointment we headed to visit my Mum but when we got there her power went out so l had to root around under the stairs for the fuse box ~ all ok now.
Last night l was reminded of just how much my Mum means to me. A dear friend called to tell me that her Mum passed away. l knew that my friend’s mum was very ill but the news still knocks you back a bit.
Photo of my mum and us kids. l can remember that day in the photograph so clearly. Mum had just come out of the hospital with my youngest sister and Dad took the picture. Funny how little snapshots of time stay with you forever.

Take care all.

15 comments:

Kentucky Gal said...

what a beautiful day you had and the rock heart was very pretty...I can't wait to hear about the dragon's tooth??
Gotta love our Mums!!
:-D

CJ said...

You were right by our house...why didn't you pop in for tea? LOL. Lovely photos and Sam's heart is so cute.

Susie said...

Beautiful photos! We also had a lovely day near the water yesterday.
The heart is sweet..
Now which one are you in the photo with your Mom? (in red??)
xoxox

Sharon Kay said...

Oh I love all your beautiful pictures and yes I did see the heart.....

PEA said...

Such beautiful images of your day out...we have ice covering up all our lakes right now! Love the heart shape that Sam found, makes you wonder at the story behind it:-) Hmmm maybe the faeries were there before you! hehe What a wonderful picture of your mom and you children....I brought my mom out shopping and for dinner today:-) Hugs xox

Betty said...

Horizon,
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip with you today. You mentioned several lochs. I have a set of blue and white dishes that are Lochs of Scotland. Mine are Lochs of Oich I think is the way it's spelled. Is that a loch that you are familiar with?
The rock heart is pretty.
Sorry about your friend's Mom.
Enjoy your Mother while you have her. My posting today is about my Mother's china. She passed away in l989.

slap me happy said...

who's the gorgeous kid with the built in halo lol, what a bloody pic that is our serv er is down all week arghh but am at library checking on emails just what you wanna do on a friday night huh, Burger king lady is living in my body blaming it all on her pregnancy lol that was a fun time sis. well back off home now love to you all sis xx
shona

Gattina said...

These pictures are so beautiful ! On my travel list is also Scotland it seems to be full of wonderful landscapes and all scottish people I met so far (mostly at the red sea) were so friendly. My dream would be that my son would marry in Gretna Green, discretly like an elephant) I suggested so, but of course I have nothing to say.

Jeanette said...

Beautifull photos of the Loch's in Scotland. We saw a few lochs when we were in scotland many years ago. love to know the story behind the heart shape rocks that wee Sam found.

Kerri said...

These photos are glorious! What a wonderful day you had! And Sam's heart is the icing on the cake. What a romantic mystery :)
You live in such a beautiful place.
I love the photo of you and your siblings with your mum...how very sweet. I too am wondering if that's you in the red. Must be, I think. And the cute little blond must be Shona? I love her pose.
It seems we've both had some frightful weather this week. Today is the 3rd day in a row that our school has closed. Unheard of to me!

Pamela said...

The Lochs are so lovely and serene. I can just imagine what it must be like there in person! That's quite ambitious of you to want to join a orienteering club again. When I was young, I might have joined you but not now. I would never be able to run cross country! lol

Thank heavens for photos that bring it all back! :)

MissKris said...

Lovely! One of the most bittersweet moments this past spring was going thru my Dad's collection of photos after his death. Yes, those little slices out of time do stick with you forever, don't they?

Hillside Garden said...

Horizon, the heart is lovely. And I understand, that you are proud on your daughter.

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Hillside Garden said...

Horizon, the heart is lovely. And I understand, that you are proud on your daughter.

sigrun

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Ah, those Scottish Lochs... so very beautiful. We've been at Loch Fyne, at a castle B&B that is situated at Loch Fyne. It's gorgeous over there.

*dreaming away*

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