December 1, 2009

these windy spaces

 I feel the pull of these Isles like a magnetic force, and the longing leaves me without words.

Orkney, Scotland

Iona, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland
all photos mine

"This is my country,
The land that begat me.
These windy spaces
Are surely my own.
And those who toil here
In the sweat of their faces
Are flesh of my flesh,
And bone of my bone."

- Sir Alexander Gray


Marsha said...

183 days and counting!!!

susan said so said...

Unless I win the lottery, I can't count on going this year - we're focusing all our energy (and money) on moving house. .


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You and me both, dear.
You and me both.


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