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That “big rock” equidistant to Orkney and Shetland……
as viewed from 60N.
Nine square kilometers of heather, mires and magic, courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland!!!
…A very special rock too as a vital pitstop for migrating birds… Birder’s nigtmare & paradise in one pot… Just ask Bill Odie. 60 odd folk make a living there – poets, crofters and mariners… Kind, very fine folk.
Fair Isle is Britain’s most remote island… One needs resilience and courage to endure this way of life.

The afternoon was crisp and the light, dramatic.
Hail showers never damped my will to reach the Head and get closer to shore.


sea, sky, earth, scape, shetland

“nordicblackbird” – pirate, poet, visual artist, maritimer… day-dreamer, nomadic heart par excellence :)). I write and breathe on 60N, “my” bonhoga [spiritual home] with a penchant for world collaborative adventures. Welcome, bonjour to my nordic garden :).

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Sensational moody dramatic beautiful – what else is there to say :)

  • oh, myyy, thank you, kala!!! :)))))))
    it was freezing cold today but this is Shetland!!!

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    WOW!! Gorgeous!!

  • oh, thank you, sweet V!!! :))))))))
    …my fingers back to normal now… lolll! :)))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Braedene
    Braedeneover 5 years ago

    I agree with kala – very moody shot – the sky is so stormy looking and great sun rays coming from them. Beautiful scene.

  • thank you very much, dear Liz :))))))))
    very moody and rather cold actually! …though everything’s relative! xoxoxo

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Awesome capture and tones Nat.

  • thank you very much, Richard :)))
    …it was my final day of freedom… back to work tomorrow ;((
    never mind… today was magic!!!

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    Love the tone and the ray’s of light. Great shot Nat!

  • thank you very much, Brian! :)))))))
    Aye, the light was awesome. Had to step back a bit from cliff shore, lolll! xoxoxo

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 5 years ago

    Mmmmmmm Yum……
    It make the hair on the back of my neck stand up….

  • wow – thank you, Larry :))))
    was a magic moment!

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, great light sweet Nat !!
    nite nite

  • thank you so much, sweet Syl! :)))))))

    sleep tight too! xoxoxoxo

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

    Wow!! beautiful sweet Nat! the light but I can feel the bitter cold night..wonderful capture Nat!! xoxoxo

  • oh, thank you so much, sweet Kate!!! :))))))))))
    Aye, it was freezing but worth it!!!

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!!

  • thank you, sweet rhonda!!! :))))))))
    big nordic hugz xoxoxoxoxo

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...over 5 years ago

    xoxox ;0)

  • yay!!! :)))))))))

    – NordicBlackbird

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