Sometimes a beautiful bit of light comes from where you least expect it. We were visiting this site near Inverness to see the neolithic burial cairns at Balnuaran of Clava. The light that morning was just wonderful and as soon as we got there instead of heading directly to the cairns, I had to stop and admire these beautiful trees soaking in the cool winter light.
I especially love the sight of trees in the winter. Well, at least deciduous trees. There's just something very special about seeing the bare limbs. it's the time of the year you can most appreciate the structure of a tree. Aren't they amazing?
As I've learned over the years, you have to be prepared to find beauty where you weren't expecting it. The armchair historian and archaeologist in me was looking forward to this site, which was beautiful I might add, just for the ancient history, but the natural beauty of this ancient site on a winter morning wowed me just as much!
Maybe seeing the beauty of this Scottish Highlands site is a small peak into the reason it was special to the long ago people who built the old cairns?
August 1st, 2013
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