There is a magic to the landscape of Scotland. The shadows seem to snuggle in the hills, the sun knows just where to shine, and colors tend to find their most unique shade of perfection. Like Walt Whitman said ~ “I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell”. To me, Scotland is one of those divine things – indescribable!
Magic always happens when the sun kisses the sea!
Photo taken near Stockholm, Sweden in the Baltic Sea
Lovely Lugano, Switzerland is perfectly positioned on the edge of a crystal-clear alpine lake with the Swiss Alps in its backyard. Beautiful photos in this picturesque town are easy to come by. One of my favorites, however, is not of the lake or the mountains, but of the orchids on display at an outdoor flower market in the center of town. They simply couldn’t be more exquisite!
I’m glad I don’t live in the mountains ~
I might take their beauty for granted.
What a shame that would be!
Photo taken at Maroon Bells in Colorado
“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Photo taken in Killarney, Ireland. (Killarney National Park with Ross Castle in the distance)
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. This pristine coastal fjord extends to a vanishing point, but what beauty lies beyond? In Alaska, merely seek and ye shall find!
Photo taken in Misty Fjords, Alaska
Don’t you just love it when God paints the sky?
For Skywatch Friday. Check out more images at the Skywatch Site!
I call this the “Skeleton Tree”! I’ll bet it was a beauty when it was alive.
Photo taken in the ponderosa pine forests near Flagstaff, Arizona
“You can not perceive beauty but with a serene mind.” -Henry David Thoreau
Photo taken at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish, Scotland
If I could be a staircase, this is the one I’d be. I’d tempt you with the mystery of what lies beyond, but surround you with beauty every step of the way.
Photo taken at Armadale Castle Ruins, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Since I’m rather fond of this photo, I am posting it as today’s one-word prompt: Enamored