Category Archives: Landscape

Inverness

Inverness View 1 by David Gadient, 2018

Two views of Inverness from atop the Inverness Castle viewpoint on a clear day. Although we’d been to Inverness twice on our last trip to Scotland, this was our first visit to the castle grounds. Inverness Castle now houses the courthouse, but the north tower is open to the public for the view―which is worth the climb!

Inverness View 2 by David Gadient, 2018

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Glencoe

Scotland Near Glencoe by David Gadient, 2018

Sharing a few photos when I can. Many of them will be David’s, although some will be mine. While in Scotland, we drove the North Coast 500, which we’d only seen the eastern side of in 2016. On the way to Inverness from Glasgow, we took the same route as last time so we could revisit the falls in Glencoe. Here are two photos from David’s collection on a cloudy-but-lovely day.

Falls Glencoe by David Gadient, 2018

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More Scotland Travels

Passing Places by David Gadient, 2018

My husband David and I have just returned from three weeks in Scotland, visiting places we were happy to see again—especially Orkney—as well as exploring new areas we hadn’t been to on our first trip two years ago (scroll down a bit to see all posts). We were also lucky to spend time with friends over meals and drinks. I don’t plan on making a day-by-day series of blog posts about this trip, but I’ll be glad to share a few photos once I regain a sense of local time. Hope you’re having a great week!

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Midsummer

Midsummer by Karen Gadient, 2017

Midsummer. Gouache and digital mixed media.

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
― Ruth E. Renkl

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Harmonic Roots

Harmonic Roots by Karen Gadient, 2017

Harmonic Roots. Gouache, colored pencil, ink, and digital mixed media.

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
― Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985

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Bright Basin

Bright Basin by Karen Gadient, 2017

Bright Basin. Watercolor, ink, colored pencil, and digital mixed media.

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. ― Vernon Howard

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Mixed Media Monday: Vibrant Valley

Vibrant Valley by Karen Gadient, 2017

Vibrant Valley. Pastel and watercolor with digital postwork.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ― Khalil Gibran

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