Serenity Circle - January 2018

"He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul" - Psalm 23:2
{ A tribute to my dear mum who passed away 27th December 2017 }

Loch Leven, Ballachulish, NW Scotland
Welcome to the first Serenity Circle post of 2018. The Serenity circle is a collaborative project consisting of a number of multi-genre photographers from different parts of the world who come together on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and share images relating to 'serenity'. 

The images above were captured on the banks of Loch Leven, overlooking the Ballachulish Bridge in the distance. It was a beautiful calm morning and the reflection of the mountains spread out across the still waters looked so serene and peaceful. 

This was a spot my dear mum loved to sit and look out across the loch when she was well. I can totally understand why she loved it here because it is such a beautiful scenic location. It's where I would go for walks with Ben, the family dog at the time when I lived in the local village, and so it holds many fond memories for me too.

Next in the Serenity circle is Iris from Iris Nelson Photography. Iris is a multi-genre photographer from 
Metro Phoenix and this month she has chosen 'macro' photography to share.

Please click here to enjoy all Iris and the rest of the girls in the circle have to share this month and as always, thank you for joining us.

10 comments

Eileen Critchley said...

Absolutely gorgeous images, Wendy! So very serene. I would love to visit your corner of the world someday!

eph2810 said...

Oh Wendy, that is a gorgeous place. I can totally understand why you and your late mum love this place. I want to come and just relax. The images are stunning.

Wendy said...

Thank you Eileen. The west coast of Scotland is beautiful with all its lochs and mountains. I totally miss the mountainous scenery. Head further south, and you pass through Glencoe which is famous for its mountains and "The Massacre of Glencoe". Many films, adverts, documentaries (and soaps) have been recorded around this area, including Harry Potter, 39 Steps, etc.

The east coast (where I currently live) has the most stunning beaches and old castles, including Slains Castle (which is close by) which inspired Dracula the movie! It has some really scary cliff top views.

Wendy said...

Thank you Iris. Mum would have loved the view the day I took these images with the snow capped mountains in the background.

Jill Wasiewicz said...

These images are breathtaking Wendy! So, so beautiful. I can totally understand why your Mum loved this spot so much. These images are such a beautiful tribute to her.

I was also interested to read your response to Iris, as now I feel I understand a little bit more about the differences in the landscape in different areas. Thank you for explaining that.

Nadeen Flynn said...

Wendy, this brings tears. Such beautiful, peaceful images. Those red berries in the foreground are so beautifully highlighted by the blue sky. Really lovely. Sign me up for that visit as well!

Diane Murphy said...

Wendy, this is absolutely beautiful. Just reminds me of the verse you quoted - 'still waters'. I can see why you and your mum loved it so much. Xxxx

Wendy said...

Thank you Jillian! This was taken the day after we laid mum to rest. The churchyard is just out of sight of the images, but on the far left hand side just above the grey slate banks.

Wendy said...

Thank you Nadeen! You would be made welcome any time :)

Wendy said...

Thank you Diane. Psalm 23 was one of mum's favourite Bible passages. "Nearer my God to Thee" and "How Great Thou Art" were her favourite Hymns.