Wordless Wednesday #7

Wordless Wednesday posts are images from Ardnamurchan and the surrounding regions – Sunart, Morvern, Ardgour, Moidart and the Rough Bounds. No description is necessary but further details may be provided with the linked full-size image. I will try and ensure they were photographed in the same month, though not necessarily the same year, that they appear online.

I hope you enjoy them.

2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday #7

  1. Archie McLellan

    Hello David

    It feels not quite right to introduce to words to a Wordless post. Wordless posts are meant to leave questions unanswered, right? Anyway:

    Such a feeling of dampness here. Are we standing by one of these small (stunted?) west coast oaks? When is litter that endures and ages no longer litter? What was this object in its heyday? (The edges suggest that it is half of a squashed sphere and the ring suggests something that would be tethered when afloat.) In this setting is it a picnic fire bucket? The ground below seems charred. Do I want to take it away because it is a man-made blot on a nature-only landscape? Yet, people are now and have been before very much part of this landscape; perhaps this object (when holding a fire) was central to their time spent there.

    Thanks for posting.

    1. David Post author

      Hello Archie

      This is on a little promontory by a road. There’s a house immediately opposite. It’s not litter. It’s effectively their front garden. On a balmy summer evening, with enough of a breeze to keep the midges at bay, it would be a delightful spot. You could sit around in deckchairs as the tide glides into the bay, with bats flitting around overhead, roasting marshmallows over a wood fire in the fire pit. About two cars an hour will go past.

      With people the fire would have been integral to them enjoying the location. The fact they’re not now but that, with a quick tip up to empty the water and leaves, it’ll be ready to enjoy again is very positive. As I said in the legend visible if you click on the image to maximise the size, I think it strikes a really optimistic note that, in an area with famously high rainfall, they’re nevertheless ready to enjoy the good days when they occur.

      It’s a sort of glass half full attitude as the fire pit is half empty.

      What they need to do was drill a few holes in the bottom of the fire pit so that it drains properly. It’s what I’ve done with mine 😉



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