Edinburgh, Scotland | October 31st, 2018
What I appreciate most about venturing solo is the aimlessness with which you can wander...
I had spent my morning in Edinburgh strolling the streets, giving myself another day to get lost in a new direction of town. I ended up stumbling upon an old graveyard (New Calton) with some famous burials. I spent some time reading the stones, imagining what the ground’s inhabitants were like, and what Edinburgh must have been like during their lifetime. Feeling a graveyard an appropriate haunt on Halloween, I spent a bit of time reading my book and creating a time lapse of the low clouds slowing swirling over Holyrood Park. Continuing on, I skipped Holyrood Palace and continued straight up to the top of Salisbury Crags for a view over the city. Spent quite a bit of time at the top, sitting and enjoying the gorgeous view til I was quite chilly in spite of all my layers. (It’s a cold and windy spot in Scotland, who’d have guessed?) As I was making my way down this crow flew across my path and landed close by. He strutted cautiously around me looking for scraps, I think hoping I might have something to offer. Unfortunately for him I did not, and he quickly lost interest and flew away but not before I was able to capture this image. I don’t know what it is about moments like these that can seem so striking and memorable. It’s as though solitude amplifies nature’s simplest moments into something grand. Though perhaps it’s always grand, and the quiet of solitude helps open the senses and mind to see the great beauty in life’s simple moments. •
Part II- Legend has it that during the hours of dark (particularly in the winter months ) wisps can be seen near these mystical waters. According to folklore tales, they are known to mislead night travellers into false hopes and goals as they appear as flickering lanterns in the distance. However this one was not cunning nor decietful. We are here to tell the real truth in the tales and we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this rare wisp known as "Julie bobble heid" the friendly wisp in her element. Photo cred : @danitaylor.co