Beautiful scenes. What a joy to be alive and experience this! I hope you will come and enjoy my July 4th post.
Hello, Amazingly beautiful scenery! I am in awe of God's creation and the beauty round the world. I have been so delighted to have visited and am now your newest follower,Kathy
Welcome, Kathy! It's so good to have you with us, and I hope you enjoy your visits here :)Yes, we are blessed with an abundance of God's creation all around us, and I never tire (and hope I never will!) of being awed by it.Lovely to 'meet' you Anne x
Beautiful. Still wondering what exactly a Machair is. My daughters name is Machaira and it is a greek word for sword of the spirit...intersting!
Hi folks! The word 'machair' doesn't have an English translation, but it's the land around the island between the beach and the crofts. It's normally common grazing (ie, not owned by anyone, but for the use of the villagers' animals). It is left without animals over the summer and that allows the machair wild flowers to blossom. In Genesis 30v16, the KJV in English says 'and Jacob came out of the field in the evening....', our Gaelic bible says 'machair' for 'field'.Beautiful name, by the way :)
Yesterday after my visit to you, I found the meaning of the word 'machair' on a UK geology site. It stated that on the east coast of Scotland the word 'links' is used in place of 'machair' which explained to me why the famous golf course at St. Andrews is talked about by U.S. tv presenters as the "links of St. Andrews." My husband was very interested. I will keep reading. We don't know much about sheep either. :-)