Thursday, May 11, 2017

From back when

My mind has been taking me back to Scotland a lot lately.  Scrolling down memory lane via my photos I came across this shot of crofts.  And, thankfully, I had labelled it properly because I would never have have remembered the name of the village - Eoropaidh, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.  I think of it as the place where they farm fences. 


 My friend, Graham had taken me to this spot to visit St Moluag's, a 12th Century church which stands about 100 metress back off the road, accessed by a path between two crofts.



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  1. Beautiful beach there too. We were there just the other day. You need to come back Pauline!

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    1. Oh, Pat, I do agree with you. If only I could.

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  2. Love those lush green colors and especially the second image with the path leading to the church.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. I thought the church at the end of the path was a terrific surprise.

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  3. You have a very different fence photo. Nice one and good eye.

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    1. Thanks, Red. I'd never seen so many fences before!

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  4. Lovely photos of the fences and sweet animals ~ thanks,

    Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you. The young cattle were very placid.

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  5. A 12th century church - wow!

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  6. 12th century - awesome! I have a fascination with old buildings.

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    1. I thought this old church was quite unique, Amy. No power inside, just enough light to be mystical.

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  7. Very nice, the way the fence leads to the church, i'd want to go inside and sit a while if they allow it.

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    1. Yes, they definitely do allow that, messymini. The church was open on a weekday, no one else around. It felt a little damp inside though.

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  8. That's amazing! A beautiful place and so many fences!

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    1. I was amazed at how many fences there are on the island - and how few animals or crops.

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  9. To me, these shots are just perfection. I long to visit Scotland!!

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    1. I hope you get there one day, Michelle. I only went to the Hebrides and the highlands - and totally loved all I saw.

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  10. Great photos! Love the vast green field. You have a lovely banner.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. The dam in my banner is on this farm. We spend a lot of time there in summer.

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  11. The cows are watching you. - What a cool old church building.

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    1. Yes, Ida, they kept a keen eye on us. Delightful guardians of the church. :)

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  12. What a challenging environment.

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    1. Very challenging, Tabor. Not an easy place to live - or make a living. But, on so beautiful!

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  13. I would like to see more of this place...

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    1. Me too, Rose. I dream of going back.

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  14. There sure are a lot of fences.

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  15. A building that old is an impossibility in the "New World." Here in the US, anything older than 200 years is considered "ancient."

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