once upon a hill by NordicBlackbird

From the Lerwick series -

that final day of february,
as if winter fell off a brae, as water trickles to the sea.

we’re standing still besides the stones…
stones from a wall on staney hill,
where i listened to first skylark.

Gear: Nikon D60, lens: nikkor 18-55mm ED

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“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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  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful sweet Nat! Your writing to accompany made me feel like I was standing there! Brilliant work my friend! xx

  • thank you so much, sweet Tai!!! :))))))
    saturday’s peerie adventure away from the bustle of da toon… My good friend T took me to this magic place. …much more exciting than shopping!

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...about 6 years ago

    In 1848 my G.G.Grandmother left Donegal in Ireland to escape the Great Famine, by emigrating to Australia.
    This reminds me of the surrounding countryside where she came from.
    ( even though it’s not Ireland )

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    And yet, some land and seascapes so similar to the emerald isle, Larry :))))))
    thank you for sharing, my friend :)))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful picture and fine words, Nat. Looks like that wall could use some repair though LOL.

  • thank you very kindly, Steve :))
    Aye, i think it does! …but Jim’s busy at Sound for the moemtn with stone dyking!

    – NordicBlackbird

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 6 years ago

    Love the arrow of stones pointing to the horizon – great work

  • thank you kindly, kala :))))))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Yes Nat much more exciting than shopping!! Wonderful capture beautiful vista and stunning words…just lovely!!!xoxoxo

  • aye ;))

    thank you so much, sweet Kate! :))))))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    I love the line of rocks and how it draws the eye to the water, the words complete the image – well done Nat.

  • thank you kindly, Bev :)))))))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 6 years ago

    Totally awesome perspective, it is like the old crumbled wall is pointing out to sea

  • thank you very kindly, B :))))))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Terry Mooney
    Terry Mooneyabout 6 years ago

    superb shot Nat, great lead line.

  • thank you kindly, Terry :))))
    capturing Lerwick from da brae was fun – please check out T’s profile for the panoramic! xoxo

    – NordicBlackbird

  • nikki harrison
    nikki harrisonabout 6 years ago

    this is a beautiful image with great persepective. love it nat xx

  • thank you kindly, nikki :)))

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 6 years ago

    very good comp

  • thanks, Antanas :)))

    – NordicBlackbird

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