1 EAGLETON NOTES: Behold, The Sea.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Behold, The Sea.

It is often remarked that the sea, and in particular The Minch which is that stretch of sea between The Outer Hebrides and the mainland of Scotland is predominantly grey. When I'm at home in Eagleton I see the sea day in and day out because I live above it and on its edge.  Recently we have had some very grey, squally days but the sea has been the most glorious of colours:






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  1. Beautiful colors! and are those daffodils at the edge of your yard?

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    1. Thank you Jill. Yes. The daffodils are at the boundary of the sea side of my property.

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  2. It looks colder than usual which sounds silly because I imagine it's pretty cold all year round. Has some melted ice drifted into The MInce? It sure is a beautiful colour. And the daffodils make a lovely contrast.

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    1. By New Zealand standards it's pretty cold all year round Pauline but by UK standards it's relatively warm in winter but cool in summer. We don't have many temperature extremes on Lewis.

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  3. What beautiful views! ...and I believe they're right from your house.

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    1. Red they are from my kitchen window.

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  4. It is the beauty of the sea, it's endless variety.

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    1. As you say Adrian it's ever changing and always beautiful even in it's angriest.

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  5. It never stops changing, does it! Views of sea and sky are never boring.

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    1. Meike the sea may be a lot of things (depending on whether one is sailing on it or looking at it) but it is never boring. Neither is the sky.

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  6. Every time I see one of your sea posts I realise how much I miss the sea. Sea and daffodils. What more could anyone want?

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    1. How about chocolate, Frances?

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  7. I love the various shades of blue in these photos. And I see you have lots of daffodils! :)

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    1. I had even more daffodils Monica but many have already found their way into various friends' vases.

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  8. Gorgeous land/seascapes GB! I love those Daffodils lining the fence.

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  9. The sea is still pretty even on rainy bad weather days....the different moods of blues is astonishing.

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    1. Virginia over the years I've managed to capture the sea in some of its many moments and they all captivate me one way or another.

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  10. What a beautiful view you have from your kitchen! I love the sea but it is a bit far from us, the closest would be to drive to Savannah, Georgia, or maybe to Charleston, South Carolina – about 5 hours each. The colors you show of your sea are really lovely. I remember the first time I went to Cancun, Mexico, I could not believe the color of the sea there – really turquoise. Do you fish? I used to love catch tiny shrimp in Normandie while growing up (we had a holiday house there.)

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    1. Vagabond I would find it very hard living as far from the sea as you do. Mind you I don't think anywhere in the UK is 5 hours drive from the sea. I used to fish both in the sea and in fresh water lochs but I haven't fished for many years. I have a lunch today with friends to plan a trip to France where two of the friends live in the summer.

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  11. Such a healing view Graham and such hardy daffodils coming through on the perimeter of your estate. Living inland I miss the sea. To see it every day in all its moods must be like living with an ancient and very powerful friend.

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    1. YP it is greatly comforting in all its moods although sometimes when it's angry and the ferries are cancelled it can be annoying!

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  12. I love the line of silver grey right on the horizon, where the rain is roughening up the surface.

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    1. Ah Kate. Your eye for detail!

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  13. Beautiful pictures GB!! It is very lovely.

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