Braeriach Alpenglow

Sunset colours on Braeriach from Glen Einich

I love this time of year, when spring days come full of light, crisp frosty air sharply warm in the sun.  At the end of one such day I took myself to this viewpoint in Glen Einich, a high steep point on the track, and watched while the initially golden patches of light flitted across Braeriach before turning deep pink.

Orange and blue

There’s a wild untamed energy here, a feeling of the wide expanse which my heart enjoys (even if my legs don’t).

“If we are able to touch deeply the historical dimension – through a leaf, a flower, a pebble, a beam of light, a mountain, a river, a bird, or our own body – we touch at the same time the ultimate dimension. The ultimate dimension cannot be described as personal or impersonal, material or spiritual, object or subject of cognition – we say only that it is always shining, and shining on itself.

Touching the ultimate dimension, we feel happy and comfortable, like the birds enjoying the blue sky, or the deer enjoying the green fields. We know that we do not have to look for the ultimate outside of ourselves – it is available within us, in this very moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Falling back in love with Mother Earth’

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