Wednesday, March 21, 2012

All will be revealed...

Please think positive thoughts for me this Saturday, March 24, at 11:15am.  All will be revealed quite soon.  Very exciting prospects...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The morning commute....

It has been far too long since my last blog. Don't misunderstand, I've meant to write, but I have been so incredibly busy with Ailleas Designs that I've had time to do little else but work on the business. But how could it be seen as work when it is such a pleasure and such a joy taking the jewellery on the road. Now the photography is coming on the road, too! I am pleased to report that Chris had several sales at the Aultbea market and we are looking forward to many successes for Chris Mawson Photography.

We went to the first Friday in the month market at Aultbea last week and it was a lovely, lovely day. How many people can claim a commute that looks like this.  

We left our place at 6:30 am as the sun was rising. This is the view across the Cromarty Firth east toward Cromarty.
After the turn at Braemore Junction, we headed west as the sun rose higher in the sky. As we approached Little Loch Broom, the hills were bathed in a beautiful morning light. The view was spectacular.

Spring is most definitely in the air. The herd of feral goats that live along Little Loch Broom have welcomed the arrival of this year's spring kids. I love these little guys. Unlike their parents, they are fearless and were more than happy to pose for the camera.

Of course, the trip back was equally beautiful. While the skies were not as bright and blue as they had been for the morning commute - the view toward Loch Maree from above was still quite magnificent.

But the sun peeked out of the clouds to illuminate the sides of the hills.

I've said it before, I will say it again. I am lucky - I am damned lucky. There isn't a moment that I don't delight in my surroundings. I will never take them or my situation for granted. This is where my heart is most happy.

I had an email from my cousin last week and she said she was amazed with how much Chris and I were accomplishing in such a short period of time. To that I replied, "What is amazing is what can be accomplished when you are exactly where you are supposed to be."