Reflections on our holiday

One of the most beautiful things I noticed when we were on holiday was the light on the water. Our cottage overlooked, Loch Carron, which was tidal, but very calm. Every morning we looked out of the window to a glorious view of the water. And many of our walks involved views of the loch. Capturing the atmosphere and beauty on camera proved difficult:

However, on our final full day we visited the Lochcarron Gallery and enjoyed seeing the different ways that local artists interpreted the area. One piece of work particularly gabbed our attention, seeming to capture perfectly the shimmering light and peaceful waters. And so Mr Snail bought it for me  and we brought home the wonderful “Dispersing Sea Mists” by Helena Emmans:

The photographs don’t do it justice, but it really does shimmer like the water. It is made using hand dyed threads wrapped around wood. A lovely memento of our holiday.

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  1. Laurie Graves

     /  May 28, 2018

    Beautiful!

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  2. We’ve also recently returned from a holiday in Scotland, and it was just magical. We spent a week walking the Great Glen Way, and then a week exploring the area around Inverness. Now we can’t wait to go back, and we were delighted to have been able to do the whole thing on public transport or on foot.
    Your photos really do capture the kind of scenery we enjoyed.

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    • I’m so impressed that you managed to use public transport. We are already thinking about another trip next year.

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      • It was actually surprisingly easy (though expensive!). We did last year’s trip to Scotland on the train too. And some of the train trips were just spectacular – eg Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh; Glasgow to Fort William; Fort William to Mallaig. Truly stunning.

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  3. How lovely, a beautiful artwork as a memento of your trip rather than the usual run of souvenirs.

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    • We started buying pictures to remember our holidays quite some years ago. When we first started, we could only afford prints, but it’s lovely now to be able to buy original pieces and therefore also support local artists.

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  4. Beautiful pics

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  5. What a wonderful memento of your holiday.

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  6. No photograph can really capture the magic of a place but that doesn’t stop us from trying. Beautiful. Deep envy here. 😉

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  7. Love it! What a fabulous place and a momento to treasure!

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  8. Beautiful – I don’t think I got to Scotland until I was in my thirties and unfortunately have not had the opportunity to return. It was supposed to be a touring holiday but I got as far as Mull and refused to go any further – simply beautiful!

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  9. I am so happy to hear you not only found a unique piece of art but also supported the artist by purchasing her work. It looks as if it would be a mesmerising piece to stand in front of in the flesh! Your photos could have been taken around the area I live in – isn’t that amazing! It was settled by the emigrant Scots and it is said they chose this place for its similar weather and topography.

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  10. I love the way light shimmers on water wnd the pciture you choose captures this beautifully. What a wonderful way to remember holidays.

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  11. Ann Pole

     /  May 29, 2018

    Beautiful. 🙂

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  12. I wish I could get an up-close look at your artwork! I loved Scotland and very much want to go back!

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  13. Glad you had such a lovrly holiday. That thread painting is so lovely! I have always found reflections off water to be so romantic, wether its off the sea, a river or lake, or just the rainsoaked pavement.

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  14. We also buy mementos of our holidays – not always wool related.

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  15. What a stunning piece of art work – and I can completely see why you chose it.

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  16. “It is made using hand dyed threads wrapped around wood.” No wonder it sang to you! I think the artist created it with you in mind. Thanks for the link to her work…..I am off for a closer look now.

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  17. Oh wow! They are stunning. They do shimmer, just like reflections.

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  18. What a gorgeous view! And now I’m on the hunt for the perfect wood pieces to try that art technique out on.

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  19. Wow that’s beautiful, it looks just like ripples on the water.

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