Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

Hey all! Happy Tuesday to you. For this week’s photo challenge, Amy has chosen ‘river’ as the theme.

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past but through us.” -John Muir

The White Bridge over the River Fechlin in Scotland.

The River Fechlin flows under The White Bridge near the small village of Whitebridge, Scotland.

Hailes Castle on the River Tyne in East Lothian, Scotland.

The River Tyne drifts past Hailes Castle near East Linton, Scotland.

Old Packhorse Bridge over the River Dulnain in Scotland.

The River Dulnain sweeps under Old Packhorse Bridge in Carrbridge, Scotland.

River rapids.

And, finally, the River Spey rushes through the Highlands in northeast Scotland.

I hope you are all safe and snug in your homes today. Take care, friends.


Every Now and Then Life Says… — My Edinburgh Press

Hello, friends. My Edinburgh Press has shared a beautiful post this morning that, I think, articulates how many of us are feeling right now.

I have added a link to the referenced song – what a perfect anthem for this time of uncertainty. I encourage you to give it a listen. x

‘Every now and then life says, where do you think you’re going so fast?’ We’re apt to think it’s cruel but sometimes it’s a case of cruel to be kind.’ Those are a couple of lines from a Ron Sexsmith song called ‘Gold In Them Hills’. He’s a Canadian singer songwriter with a voice that […]

Every Now and Then Life Says… — My Edinburgh Press

The Next 30 Days-Words of Encouragement

Hello, sweet friends.

Like you, I am trying to navigate this new world we’re in. In the blink of an eye, everything has changed. Because of that, I am really struggling to blog as usual. With so much fear, uncertainty, and heartache around the world, somehow writing about whisky and castles doesn’t seem fitting right now. In light of that, I have decided to take a little break from my usual topics and do something different.

This online community is so important to me, and I don’t want to lose my connection to you. So, aside from my weekly participation in the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, every day for the next thirty days, I am simply going to post some of my favorite photos with words of encouragement instead. I think we could all use a heap of that right now.

We live in an extraordinary time. Though we may be temporarily cut off from one another physically, we have the miracle of technology to keep us bound together. It really is a small world, after all!

Please, everyone, take care of yourself. Wash those hands, stay home when you can, and practice social distancing. We are in trying times, but we will prevail. We’ll get through this together, friends.