Pictures and Poems

Business Type

Paintings, Poems, Books

Address

Kirkhill House Aultbea, Wester Ross, IV22 2JN

Telephone

01445 731322

Email

info at picturesandpoems dot co dot uk

 

 

This winter world around Loch Ewe lies, still,
and glorious the sky these north lights bring
then you can feel the ages in these hills,
the birth, the re-birth of all living things.
so you just know this earth is living, too.
she breathes; each breath a turning season long;
although in ways unknown to me and you
she hears and shares the rhythm of life's song.
but yet how strong, how long north winds can blow,
(whilst winter snows cloak those old Torridons,)
and sometimes raging seas down sea lochs flow
through long dark nights when little comfort comes.

                               It matters not! how perfect our world is,
                             how sweet her blessing, soft her bedtime kiss.

 

Extracted from Pictures and Poems’ Calendar - for December 2014 - ‘Northern Lights’
Oil painting 70 x 50mm and verse by
Bryan Islip (e-m bryan@bryanislip.com)

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th 2017

So many visitors!

The Wester Ross gardens’ guardians, the National Trust for Scotland, said yesterday the recent renovation of the estate’s grand home Inverewe House had also helped boost business since reopening after the win Full Story...

Posted on Thursday, January 26th 2017

The Sitooterie

A ONCE-overgrown roadside verge which blocked out a scenic seaside Wester Ross view has been transformed into a public garden. Visitors and locals are now able to enjoy the vista from the Gairloch Wildlife Observation Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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