A Journey to the Heart of The Hebrides ~ Meet the Photos of Ian Lawson

The Isle of Harris has a fan, & I have never been there,


but I have seen it through the lens and gifted eye of Ian Lawson: Photographer, Path Illuminator, Genius. Here, you get a tantalizing peek at his vision, dedication & connection to The Isle of Harris and their tweeds and tartans woven with island Magic. It is way up North and to the left, OK, that’s west.

The morning began. June 10th, 2016. More sun, always sun, ever since I arrived in Scotland. Funny.

First, we got lost in the country, on the quiet, sheep-farming backroads. Next, we got found, & shared tea with Hilary’s artistic friend, Fiona McDonald. I was brought to meet Hilary’s friend, Fiona, at her farm house, because artists like meeting other artists. She showed us her beautiful succulent designs in wall hangings and terrariums:(https://dycenews.com/2016/06/16/plants-for-free-the-potting-shed/)

Fiona understood me right away. Out came the sweets, & a big pot of hot tea, followed by an elegant tome: the book, below, by photographer, Ian Lawson.

And, then, I thought about how much I wish you were all sitting here with us, dining on biscuits & caramel bars so good I ate mine and then had to sniff the wrapper, extensively.


Poem within:

The Silent LoomIMG_1616

This is Bella. She died in 2010, but could she ever, really?IMG_1617

Each page of the massive book has Ian’s impressions of The Isle of Harris next to … just look; I am speechless:IMG_1618

Are you with me?

Stag…Woven colors that make me weak with delight.IMG_1619

A ewe, and her other offspring: wool woven with love.IMG_1620

My laundry would be just as colorful.

May The Isle of Harris dry my laundry someday, soon.


Just a taste…



Author: Claire Anderson Graham

I'm happy. Permaculture guides me to live knowing WE ARE NATURE.

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