Four seasons …

in one day.

The light changes dramatically. The further north we travel, the greater the intensity, the greater the rate of change.  It is easy to forget just how startling the northern light can be. Yesterday it was spring-like then, overnight, the temperature fell away, the winds increased and the clouds raced across the sky, late for an appointment in the east. It is good to be back on the shores of Plockton and Lochcarron:

Plockton ... Duncraig Castle ... Evening light ... Sunshine ...

See, I am the whitest cloud that strays
Through a deep sky:
I am your senses’ crossroads,
Where the four seasons lie

Philip Larkin


  1. Sue · April 12, 2015

    Aah, Plockton! Went there years ago, whilst visiting Western Scotland…it poured with rain…… One day, I would love to see it I good weather. I must have taken a photo from precisely where you were in your second photo- just been looking to see if I have posted previously but I don’t see it in my WP archive,

    • northumbrianlight · April 12, 2015

      That must be the bad weather photo Sue – it was taken from the first car park when the quickest thing to do was grab the shot and then quickly retreat to the warmth of the car. It may not look like it but it was perishing yesterday 😦

  2. Mjollnir MacAlba · April 12, 2015

    Great pics Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2015

      Many thanks John – it is good to be back in this inspirational place; we have been too long away.

  3. Malin H · April 12, 2015

    Lovely post, Robin! Wonderful images as usual. I love the colors! ❤️

    I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.” (Steve Southerland)

  4. LaVagabonde · April 13, 2015

    Ah, Scotland. 😀

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2015

      Yup, it is great to be back in these ‘old familiar places’ 🙂

  5. elleturner4 · April 13, 2015

    Wonderful photos 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2015

      Many thanks Elle – the landscape is the star – I just press the button 🙂

  6. bluerock / debrazone · April 14, 2015

    Beautiful and striking images! It’s as though I can FEEL the weather.

    • northumbrianlight · April 15, 2015

      Many thanks – if you can feel a cold wind piercing through every layer of clothes, you are there! 🙂

  7. Beauty Along the Road · April 15, 2015

    You captured some beautiful lighting in these shots.

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