The Isle Of Skye Essay Summary

I believe that creativity is one of the pillars of living a healthy and fulfilling life. And, because I try to live out the principles that I write about each week and not merely talk about them, every few months I set out on a photography trip to create art, explore the world, and learn a thing or two along the way.

This photo essay was created on the Isle of Skye, the largest island in a chain known as the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. As always, all photos are my own.

Isle of Skye Pictures

Note: You can browse larger versions of these photos in the full Scotland gallery.

Just a few minutes outside the town of Uig on the Isle of Skye, south of the River of Conon, there is a magical place known as Fairy Glen. Fairy Glen is made up of over 400 miniature, cone-shaped hills and grassy knolls. There is a winding, one-lane road that leads to and from the glen. (Isle of Skye, Scotland)

Rush hour traffic in Scotland. (Isle of Skye, Scotland)

An old stone wall begins to fall apart inside Fairy Glen. (Isle of Skye, Scotland)

Heath and heather bushes cover the countryside in purple as sheep graze by a stream on the Isle of Skye. (Isle of Skye, Scotland)

Two hikers begin a long trek across the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. (Isle of Skye, Scotland)

The Sligachan bridge spans the River Sligachan as the Black Cuillin mountains loom behind. (Isle of Skye, Scotland)

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A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.

March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle oA sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.

March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.

June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago....more

Hardcover, 290 pages

Published July 9th 2013 by Ballantine Books

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