Insh Island and Mull from Seil Island, Argyll

Sound of Insh

Insh Island and Mull, from Ellenabeich, Seil Island, Argyll

A sunny but hazy spring day on the West coast.  Having made the effort to climb the steep hill to this viewpoint over the sweeping bay, I was glad just to sit on the short tufty grass and listen, as John O’Donohue says, ‘to the ancient conversation between the chorus of the ocean and the silence of the stone’.

I’m struck again by our language of place – this view overlooks the ‘Sound’ of Insh, reflecting the ‘sound’ of the ocean.  Take the time to listen.

I love how the cloud formations sweep in above the ocean greens and blues.

“When our eyes are graced with wonder, the world reveals its wonders to us.  So much depends on how we look at things. The quality of our looking determines what we come to see.”
John O’Donohue, ‘Beauty: The Invisible Embrace’

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