Lochan na Stainge Sunrise by Iain MacDiarmid Via Flickr: Another from yesterday’s trip to Rannoch Moor and Glen Etive with Steve (Stoates-Findhorn). The weather started off better than expected and then deteriorated with thick cloud cover, snow showers, rain and increasing wind speed.
This is a shot from the first stop of the day at an icy Lochan na Stainge with the sunlight catching the top of the hills and colouring the clouds over the Black Mount.
One thing that’s hard about spirits is that they have like a basis for their looks. Some features stay the same, but others change to their whimsy. They don’t have a need for a physical form most times, but they can construct one to their preference.
Glen can look human or he can appear to me as a beast. He also changes his eye color depending on his mood. His favorites are entirely black, red, or gold.
Kaleb doesn’t change much bc he doesn’t see a need to. Sometimes his skin tone changes from a tanner color to a more pale color or his eyes from grey to blue, but that’s about it. (Recently he appeared to me with a small beard which completely took me off guard.
Titania changes hair and eye color and skin tone sometimes, but that’s also about it. She’s a queen so she wants an appearance that people would recognize and fear based on their previous perspective if her.
Oberon only switches between a dragon form, an old man, and a younger warrior.
Sometimes they change to invoke a certain emotion from whomever they’re talking to.
Glen might want to make you fearful with his pure black eyes. Titania prefers a diplomatic air, but wants you to know she could give you a smile as easily as she could sentence you to death. She pairs different features colors to accent bright eye colors that stand out and become the first thing you notice.
They are similar to humans in a way (some more than others) but they are not bound to the same restrictions they are.
The Lagangarbh Hut by weejohnmurray Via Flickr: The Lagangarbh from the river Coupall.
The cottage, converted from a crofter’s home, is used as a Scottish Mountaineering Club hut, and can accommodate 20 people, with 10 more in a barn behind. It is located next to the river Coupall and at the foot of Buachaille Etive Mòr (on the left) near the Scottish town of Glen Coe. It is remembered in climbing folklore as where the brilliant but rebellious young climber Dougal Haston enraged the staid SMC authorities by redecorating the interior in the style of Jackson Pollock, unfortunately no sign of this paint job remains.
The picture is one of many that I took on October 22 2016 while on my way to climb Buachaille Etive Mòr. I arrived around 07.00am just in time to catch the sun coming up and lighting up the valley. I took around 400 pictures on the way up the mountain, it just seemed like every step I took there was something else to snap or a new perspective on one I had previously took. It was a great day out and i can’t wait to get back. Glencoe is definitely my favourite place in Scotland.