Fairy Friday?

I've seen quite a few blog posts with alliterated titles like this, so Im thinking a Fairy Friday tradition would be good to start on my blog:-). Only I missed it by half an hour and its actually Saturday...Well anyway, you get the idea, right?

The Fairy Glen, Skye ©Karla Hall



Here is a photo I took of a magical place known as the Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye off the coast of Scotland. Ian took me there the last time I was across. He is a very long suffering muggle and just sort of smiled at me as I exclaimed over every new thing I discovered on my second trip to Scotland...fairy bridges, fairy glens, ferry boats (very exciting for a Prairie girl, let me tell you).

To be honest, he was as fascinated as I was by the site of this unusual place. Its hard to tell from the photo, but all those ridges on the hillside are in miniature..you are driving a long the road, come over the crest of a hill and suddenly you are in this amazing landscape all in miniature! It is a natural phenomenon- I don't know what caused it, but it is not man made- you can see why the locals named it fairy glen, and why legends of the Fae still abound on the misty Isle of Skye.

NOTE: If you are finding this scene eerily familiar, it might just be because scenes from the movie Stardust were filmed in almost this exact location;-)

Here is a Tabblo of some of the other photos I took when I was in that part of the country...




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Sharon_Hart said…
What a great idea! Your photos are beautiful and really capture the ethereal nature of Skye and Scotland.
Beadsme said…
This place looks gorgeous. I never visited Scotland in all the years that I lived in England.
Lovely pictures! I wish there was a way to set the Fairy Glen to some sort of scale to fully grasp the "miniature."

Thank you for sharing those!
laurie b said…
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JoJoBell said…
WoW that is so beautiful! I went to the red wood forest once, where the trees made us feel miniature. The same feeling of being transported to another place other than earth!
Claire said…
I think Fairy Friday is a great idea, especially with gorgeous pictures like this :)
Thinking of where I could like in the Fairy Glen!

~Lily
Tina said…
It looks like a magical place!
Miss Crystal said…
Beautiful photos. This place looks amazing!
artsyclay said…
How beautiful! I was in Scotland in 2000 and loved it.
Youvegotmaille said…
Oh my gosh, I'm jealous... I so want to go there. Or Wales. The British Isles just seem so magical to me, for some reason.
Chrisbeads said…
What a gorgeous set of photos from Scotland. I have always wanted to visit Skye as my godmother's parents came from there and I almost feel so did I. Regarding the ridges on the hills, whilst not wanting to destroy the illusion, I believe these are usually made by sheep, creating a path around the hills.
zyriana said…
I love it! Absolutely beautiful! :)
Natalia said…
What stunning photos. I'd so love to visit!

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