Friday, 8 July 2016

More Orkney Skies

Ah the joy of the first day back at work after a break.  By mid-morning I had lost all hope of ever seeing the sky again!  Oh well, there is always the next trip to look forward to, and the one after that to plan!

And there are always photographs as well.

These are some more Orkney skies.  They were all taken near Maeshowe on the mainland island.  As you can see, the place was descending into traffic chaos!






Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave. It was probably built around 2800 BCE.  When you stand inside it, you get help but wonder what the term 'primitive society' really means - it also tends to make me think that much of what I thought I knew about the Stone Age is wrong!  Off to the bookshop I go!

You can find more sky shots at Sky Watch Friday.  SM

22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful landscapes. I love the colors and scenery! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead

TexWisGirl said...

some lovely fence views, stewart!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

LOL about traffic chaos! Looks like a really interesting place.

Lessandra said...

Very pretty country. I am visiting Scotland right now. Might be an interesting place to tour through.

Nanda Kumar said...

Stunning captures of winding path

Lisa said...

Wow! Too much traffic!
Beautiful landscapes & colors.
Lisa at Tales from the Love Shaque

Thomas Lee said...

what a beautiful fence shot

Gemma Wiseman said...

These landscapes have such dreamy beauty. Yes. Our winter worlds in Australia on the south eastern seaboard have been rather grey and wet...until this afternoon...I actually see some sun...

Lady Fi said...

How incredibly beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

yes we photogragapheers are fortunate to be able ot look back and see out last trips. Now if I had to pick a favourite it would be the last one. well composed and interesting.

Lea said...

Beautiful countryside!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love your chaos.

Denise inVA said...

How very interesting Stewart. Pretty scenery. I would love to get out there one day.

David Gascoigne said...

Part of the fun of being a birder is planning the next trip. Put Canada on your list and I'll be happy to help you do some great birding here.

TheChieftess said...

Ohhh...to have traffic like that!!!

Klara said...

beautiful countryside. poor you with all that traffic jam :-)

Missy George said...

Lovely landscape..Clean and pure..Hope you found a book that satisfied your curiosity..Enjoy your weekend..

genie said...

Were you able to walk in very far or was it blocked off? We visited quite a few in Ireland and they are absolutely fascinating.

NatureFootstep said...

glad you got some blue skies :)

Nigel Monckton said...

My response to the same visit is here:My Orkney story on Steller: https://steller.co/s/5u8Xv25hnCB

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Some truly amazing skies...and that last photo is pure poetry, sir.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful, except that heavy traffic is a real downer )).....and I boringly repeat this is the kind of country we would love to explore.