Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Craggy

A crag is a steep or rugged rock. Craggy can refer to a human face or the landscape and means rugged or rough textured. There are other versions of the word, for example in Scotland* the scenery got craggier as we approched the highlands, it was craggiest on Skye where the landscape is craggily magnificent.

Btw the pictures are all to illustrate craggy landscapes. It's purely coincidental that the same photographer just happens to be in all of them not long after remarking on the size of my bum.

*yes I have been to Scotland. I have some pictures if you'd like to see them ...





31 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - lovely photos and good to see Gary .. and to read he's still sparring craggily with you .. looks wet - but I think it's been wetter since you got home .. cheers Hilary

lizy-expat-writer said...

Your photos are always splendid, and that's a great shot of the lichen :)

Anonymous said...

My favourite shot is the final one - the sky, the water, the reflection, and a very nice bum, too, whoever it belongs to...

Helen

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

of course...I live to live vicariously through others' pictures.

- The Hermit-Writer

Nicola said...

Thank you for sharing. Completely out of context, I love the second picture of the 'Man Behind the Crag'. It stirs the imagination: who is he photographing? Why? What's the story behind the lens? In context, I love the pictures. They remind me to get to the lovely Scotland far more often.

Maggie May said...

Superb photos. Love them all. Gary does stand on some precarious ledges though.

Crystal Collier said...

Love the pictures, and LOL! You totally reminded me of my son's guest post on Monday. (Strange conversations writers have...)

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Patsy said...

It looks wetter than it was, I think, Hilary.

Patsy said...

No, that's his hair, Lizy.

Patsy said...

It belongs to the enigmatic lensman who is my husband, Helen.

Patsy said...

And actually through taking your own, R Mac.

Patsy said...

I'm glad your imagination has been stirred, Nicola. I shan't give you the answers - you'll have to make up your own.

Patsy said...

I had to say that. He sometimes reads my blog and I needed something to balance out the next comment.

Patsy said...

He does, Maggie. Then he walks round that tripod. My poor nerves ...

Patsy said...

If you like strange conversations, you've come to the right place, Crystal.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He's lucky he's still alive if he made that remark.
Amazing photos.

Christine Howe said...

Lovely, subtle colours. Taking photos of a man taking photos has to be a craggy pastime! ;-)

Oscar said...

Nice pics! I've been called craggy at times or was it crappy?

Frances Garrood said...

I hope the bum-remarks were complimentary, Patsy? Otherwise, perhaps he might have been taking a risk, standing on that hilltop...unless you're a much nicer person than I am!

Julia Hones said...

I like this word. I wonder why I don't use it more often.

Fundy Blue said...

I love the word crag and its variations. Must be my Scottish ancestry. That is one serious camera! And one day I hope to get to Skye. One of my great-grandmothers was from there. thanks for the lovely craggy photos!

Patsy said...

Fortunately he wasn't standing anywhere precarious at the time, Alex.

Patsy said...

It can be, Christine! Good thing I like cragginess.

Patsy said...

You and GGs go together, Oscar so I think we can safely assume it was craggy.

Patsy said...

I'm not nicer, Frances, just more devious. I shall have my revenge when he least expects it.

Patsy said...

There are an awful lot of good words to chose from, Julia. We can't use them all as much as they deserve and still pause for breath.

Patsy said...

It's Gary's camera, Fundy - but he lets me carry it for him. And his other cameras. And his tripods...

Carolb said...

Great photos, Patsy. And I'm sure you'll have got lots of inspiration from this trip.

Perhaps you'll have a character in one of your stories being pushed off a crag, because of a bum size remark... ;)

Teresa Ashby said...

Great photos, Patsy - the last one particularly is stunning! x

Patsy said...

The trip has already inspired several stories, Carol. Gary is in some, but he's survived them all so far.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Teresa. The shot he was taking is even better - but then he is a professional.