Yes, it is a Neolithic standing stone – but somehow there is a stillness and quietness about the scene that suggests to me a young shepherdess tending her sheep.
Yesterday’s ‘Evening’ photo was taken in the Shetland Isles, the most northern part of the UK – so far north that in an atlas they usually appear in an inset box to indicate that they are further north than the scale of the page will allow. Below are three more pictures from the Isles. They capture an idyllic calm of water, rocks and sky.
When the weather is being obnoxious – as during the past two weeks – I sometimes take comfort from pictures taken last summer, such as this simple scene from Carbis Bay. It exudes peace and quiet as the blue sky reflects in the wet sand.