Bean-shìdh is Gaelic for Fairy. This composite image is from a photo I took while hiking to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. It’s about a forty minute walk from the car park to the main pools and well worth the effort. Bring a lunch, I did, and sat on one of these amazing rocks looking down […]
Ruda is the Gaelic for Ram. This rock cliff overlooks Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye off the western coast of Scotland. The day I was there I saw goats and sheep grazing on the hillside. I also discovered a yogi sitting in the lotus position at the base of the ram horned […]
Claigeann is the Gaelic word for skull. This mirror image of a photo from my hike to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Sky. I initially saw the scull with a grassy mohawk but when I look closer I see a woman’s head where the scull’s nose is. What do you see in this image?
Keyll is Gaelic for forest. This photo was taken at the Findhorn Foundation. The Foundation is an ego village on the Northeast coast of Scotland.
Fiodh is Gaelic for Antlers. I see a pair of antlers with soft furry ears on either side. What do you see?
Suidheachan is Gaelic for Bench. This bench is outside the walled garden at the Boath House in Nairn, Scotland. Gardens were originally enclosed by high walls to protect plants from animal and human intruders. But just as important the also protect sensitive plants from wind and frost.
Abhainn is Gaelic for river and dahm is Gaelic for stag. I combined these two Gaelic words to create the title Abhainn Dahm, The river moved like a wild animal pounding rocks under the bridge and below my feet.
Feamainn is Gaelic for Seaweed and Tràigh is Gaelic for Beach. I found near deserted Coral Beach on the Isle of Skye. It’s a 25 minute hike in from the carpark but as you can see, worth every step. The sand here is crushed Maërl, skeletons of Red Coralline seaweed.
Oir uinneig is Gaelic for Windowsill. I was shocked at how close this Pigeon let me get to him.
On a warm summer evening I walked along the colorful streets of Dublin to Temples Bar. Temple is the place you’ll find street musicians, a pub on every corner, colorful murals and tattoo parlors. Do you fancy a new tattoo? If so, what will it be this time?