Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Scotland for Twenty: Castle Stalker and My Rainbow

As we drove north toward Glencoe, we saw such beautiful (and peaceful) homes all along the way. Sheep were out to graze in so many homesteads.

We were chasing daylight, and CC said he wanted to be very, very brief as we stopped to see Castle Stalker. It is one of the best preserved Medieval castles in Scotland and has been in iconic movies such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It surely felt mysterious on that island by itself. It is owned and lived in, I am told.

There was a little gift shop and restaurant with a view of the castle. I needed a bathroom break, so CC said for me to run in and be quick. It was so cold outside! Before long, he was inside warming up too. Our short stop turned into a longer warming up visit and before long he had bought a small paperback on the history of the Campbell Clan. We forced ourselves back out in the cold to run to the car and get on the road!

You remember that I blogged about the weather. We had seen it all, I told CC, except maybe a rainbow. That afternoon, a beautiful and massive rainbow appeared in the sky. This was impossible to capture on camera, but as long as I live I won't forget it. We saw the end of a rainbow. It fell right into a forest of trees. We stopped. I could see the colors separate into individual hues and stop at the ground. I knew for certain that the rainbow that day was a gift to me from God.

And then the rainbow appeared over a field of sheep. We were pretty much saying, "Can you believe we just took that picture? A rainbow over the sheep?!"

This, of course, does not do it justice. But this is where the rainbow ended into the trees. Right there in the dense trees, it ended as 7 separate colors.

We pressed forward, starting to see snowy mountaintops.

1 comment:

Tara G. said...

Sooooo pretty! Love the rainbow over the sheep!

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