Thirty Days Wild, thirty posts throughout June (and July, and August, I’m so,so tardy) something that is grounded in our wild world. This year posts are from our travels around the north coast of Scotland on the North Coast 500 route and a visit to Orkney. Stand by, for lots of sky, sea, wildlife, history, Spud the dog and random musings.
On our travels I became captivated by windows, especially windows that had seen better days, windows that seemed a bit down on their luck, some deserted houses, ruined crofts, roofless churches.
Others that just looked a little weary, we can all get a bit that way…
Or windows that held a story, or secrets, like the remains of the WWII Whale Head chain home radar station at Lopness, on the island of Sanday
Some looked tense and fragile
Others like they might be around for centuries to come
And some had obviously been around for centuries already
I couldn’t pass this one by, my parents had these patterned curtains, hung in the hall at home in the 1970’s, barkcloth fabric, I think it was called.
Sometimes doors sneaked into shot
or a nice piece of Scottish lace curtain
a flash of colour might catch my eye
And if I was lucky a window, door and welcoming bench, three for the price of one.