Saturday, 16 May 2009

Skye

I've finally had a chance to sit down at the computer and tell you about our week away.
DH and I had a week in Skye the week before last. If you've ever been there, then you'll realise that the photos below were taken in very brief breaks in the weather! It mostly rained, was windy and we even got a flat tyre in the middle of a horrendous hail storm! May is meant to be the best month on the island, so I pity the islanders their winter.
Despite the weather, we did manage to get out every day and had a very relaxing, and interesting week. I have wanted to show DH the island since we met (10 years ago) as my family used to holiday there for a week each October when I was much younger.
It can be beautiful, and quite atmospheric. Judge it yourself from the photo's:
A view across the sea to Sconser from our cottage on the Braes:
The sweet little croft that we cuddled up in at night as the winds threatened to lift off the roof!:

The recognisable Old Man of Storr:


A road sign that made me laugh:

Not what you'd expect to find, perched on a farm gate as we walked in the middle of nowhere:

The only "sandy" beach (actually it's coral):


Lambing season; they were everywhere:

Some of the colours and textures of the island. A bush at Armadale:

Seaweed on the beach on the Braes:


Moss on a hillside:


Lichen covering a rock on the beach:


Finally we stopped off at my parents on the way back, where they had miraculously grown this magnificent Himalayan poppy (apparently it's very rare):


Don't worry, there's a knitty post to follow!

2 comments:

amy said...

Love your pics! The color of that Himalyan poppy is amazing - I can understand why it's rare. Makes me want to find yarn just that shade. All the nature pictures are great. Did it seem different to you there than it did when you were a kid? Must have been special to go back with DH.

Never been to Skye but have friends that used to work year-round at a hotel there. They loved it, but only for a couple of years - off to someplace sunnier!

Beautiful landscape, and the little cottage where you stayed looks happy and homey.

Kathy said...

Wow, these photos are really beautiful! This is my first visit, I found your blog through Ravelry. These photos remind me of the ones I've seen in "the art of knitting:inspirational stitches, textures and surfaces." It really makes you realize what the inspiration was for textured and colorwork knitting. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos!