- when in some future time I shall sit in a madly crowded assembly with music and dancing round me, and the wish arises to retire into the loneliest loneliness, I shall think of Iona -

Mendelssohn - Glasgow August 10, 1829

 

Iona is so very special - a magical island of rare peace and exceptional beauty … a refuge for the heart and soul … a tonic for the mind …

The most recent images were made during a visit to the island in May 2017, enjoying spells of the most gorgeous silver light shining across marram dunes and ruffled sea ~ precious moments spent watching terns, divers, mergansers and gannets fishing in the silver blue Sound  ~ a tranquil early morning with pipits atop Dun I ~ and colourful daydreams amongst the bluebells by the Abbey and St Oran's Chapel, sparkling in warm sunshine after showers.

More Iona images appear in the Hebridean Abstracts, Monochrome Hebrides, and Plant Details Galleries, and also as projects on Behance.

Please click on individual images to view more fully.

Dunes VIII
Dunes VII
Dunes II
Silver Morning I
Silver Morning VIII
Silver Morning IX
Silver Morning X
Gannets II
Oystercatchers II
Oystercatchers I
Gannets
Through Silver Dunes II
Through Silver Dunes I
Abbey Bluebells III
Abbey Bluebells II
Abbey Bluebells I
Calva - sun dips down
To Mull from Iona I
To Mull from Iona IV
To Mull from Iona III
To Mull from Iona VI
To Mull from Iona VII
North End
Iona Bluebells I
Iona Bluebells II
From Cnoc Mor I
Horizon I
Horizon II
St Columba's Bay I
St Columba's Bay II
Standing by the shore
Island Melodies 1
Island Melodies 2
Island Melodies 3
Island Melodies 4
Island Melodies 5
Island Melodies 6
White Strand I
White Strand II
Sunshine and storm clouds
March Winds
Rainbow Storm
March Squall from Calva
Spouting Cave
Bay at the Back of the Ocean
From Ruanaich
Erratic
Shimmering Shells
Iona Cottage
 
 
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