We know extremes of light and dark in Scotland. At the height of summer it never gets properly dark; around the time of the winter solstice it barely gets light. But just now, in Autumn, the low sun illuminates spaces and objects from an angle that highlights both shadows and glorious brightness. Oh, the photo-taking opportunities!
River running into the sea at St. Combs beach in Aberdeenshire:
White frothy waves crash against grey rocks:
More rocks and sand and sky and a bonfire all ready to burn:
The break in the clouds is brief, the sand darkens under a blue and white patchwork sky:
FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE, out April 1st, was inspired by the kidnapped children and young people of Aberdeen. The story follows the adventures of Elizabeth Manteith from the castle and her determined efforts to get back home. There’s love. There’s derring-dos on the high seas… And there’s chocolate!
See the publisher’s Press Release here
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