Midsummer solstice landscape, Kincardine Hills and River Spey, Strathspey.
I was up today before 4am, to climb Craigellachie hill behind Aviemore, to catch the solstice sunrise. The sun was already high by the time I took this at 5am.
After the last two weeks of miserable cold wet weather (and fresh snow on the hills last week) it was lovely to have such magical light catching early morning mist patches.
The work starts
As soon as you open your eyes in the
Hopefully you got
Some good rest last night.
Why go into the city or the fields
Without first kissing
Who always stands at your door?
It takes only a second.
Habits are human nature –
Why not create some that will mint
Your arms are violin bows
I have become very concious upon
Whom we all play.
Thus my eyes have filled with warm
Soft oceans of divine music
Where jeweled dolphins dance
Then leap into this
– Hafiz , ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’ translated by Daniel Ladinsky