…is every bit as beautiful as I imagined it would be.
Animal Kingdom: Bailey (Assistant Director, Seagulls) reviews Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is back! I’ve been nosing around checking out this year’s top 100 images, now on display at the museum. Have you seen them yet?
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…inside of you that paper can’t handle.”
Iona is as beautiful as I imagined it would be.
“An I mo chridhe, I mo ghraidh. – In Iona that is my heart’s desire, Iona that is my love.”
― Saint Columba
I recently had a very special experience: I sang with the Scottish Plainsong Choir in Iona Abbey. As you might know, St. Columba was an early Christian religious leader, who established an abbey on the Isle of Iona: a small island, off of a larger island, off the West Coast of Scotland. He is believed to have come to Iona in the year 563. Legend has it that he and his monks came there from Ireland in small boats called coracles. He was greatly revered and later became a saint. His feast day is June 9th.
On St. Columba’s feast day, members of the Scottish Plainsong Choir travelled to Iona from many different parts of Scotland, as well as a few from England. My own journey began, with a few choir friends, just after 8 am when we took the train, through low mist and rain, to Oban. From there…
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…You have to burn to be fragrant.”
…is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too”
― Vincent van Gogh