Midsummer evening sun through meadow raindrops.
This image seems to sum up the last week for me – we’ve had day after day of humid, rainy, grey days, but within that some intense sunny spells too. We have so many hours of daylight at midsummer, but with the constant grey cloud it can be quite disconcerting – on some days 4am looks just like midday looks just like 9pm!
Last night was full of amazing contrast – to the west the sun was sinking in a clear blue sky flooding us in warm light, to the east was a wall of purple-black cloud completely obscuring the mountains. I went out for an evening bike ride hoping to catch some photos on the edge between these two weathers.
Lochan Mor with intense sun, black clouds, and an added rainbow.
The steaming forest around Lochan Mor with Ord Ban behind.
Back to the main image – I went along a particular route and suddenly the setting sun shone out between two banks of low cloud, directly though this meadow of grasses and wild flowers covered in raindrops. Each raindrop became a prism refracting the suns rays to incredible effect.
“Even a stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.”
– Eckhart Tolle,’ A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose ‘