Инстаграм @hannahketts Hannah Ketts | Scotland
"As I stood and watched the mists slowly rising this morning I wondered what view was more beautiful than this." - Hal Borland
It is the wound in Time. The century’s tides, chanting their bitter psalms, cannot heal it. Not the war to end all wars; death’s birthing place; the earth nursing its ticking metal eggs, hatching new carnage. But how could you know, brave as belief as you boarded the boats, singing? The end of God in the poisonous, shrapneled air. Poetry gargling its own blood. We sense it was love you gave your world for; the town squares silent, awaiting their cenotaphs. What happened next? War. And after that? War. And now? War. War. History might as well be water, chastising this shore; for we learn nothing from your endless sacrifice. Your faces drowning in the pages of the sea. Carol Ann Duffy, 2018
The Hidden Glen. To think over 2000 people once called this place home, now less than 100 still live here..
Golden October. Sunlight through the trees catching the steam off the Black Linn falls in a rising, twining mist.
Follow the single track road. Next year I plan to finally make the 22 mile journey along this road and stay a while on the remote west coast. Maybe I'll even climb Ladhar Bheinn - stranger things have happened.
Of the Wild. A successful weekend keeping 5 nieces and 2 nephews entertained / contained. Most easily achieved with copious amounts of cake.
Ceumannan. Meaning 'footsteps' in Gaelic, also known as Skye's Eco Museum, takes you on a trail through beauty spots across Staffin illustrating its heritage and landscape. Staffin sits on the north east of Skye and is renowned for its scenery and thousands of people worldwide coming to see it's scenic landmarks which include the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. Staffin has a resident population of more than 500, living in 23 different crofting townships dotted around Staffin bay and the Trotternish ridge. We were lucky enough to be invited to photograph the area for a weekend and hear more about how @druimnanlinntean are working to ensure this landscape is in use for generations to come, while also telling stories of the people, their livelihood and culture along the way.