From High Places

Some people have a fear of high places, or open skies.


I don’t.


I love climbing the mountain and looking out to what the earth holds for me. Vistas over the ocean, sunlight dancing on the waves far below. Undulating mountains with sheep dotting the rolling green foothills. Misty mountaintops shrouded in mystery and the promise of hidden magic. These are all things I thrill in and crave.


I’m not particularly in shape, but I still like to climb and explore when I’m on vacation. It may take me longer than most, and I’ll bring a walking stick, but I feel justified when I reach the top and see the beauty. After all, it’s worth more if I have to work at it a bit, right? That’s my puritan roots showing… let me shove those out of sight for a bit.


Beauty is everywhere. It’s in the tiny flowers under our feet and in the stunning sunset at the end of a long day. Go out and find it. Explore. Examine. Notice. #beauty #exploration #highplaces

What are some of your favorite high places? I loved Slabh Liag Cliffs in Donegal, Ireland, The Fairy Glen in the Isle of Skye of Scotland, Mussendun Hill in Northern Ireland, and Dyrholaey in Iceland.

Here are some photos I’ve taken of or from high places in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Iceland over the last several years. Enjoy!




Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

– Better To Have Loved

– Legacy of Hunger

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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