The morning light brings reflections of floating clouds in a salt marsh bordered by a rusting fence and framed by rolling hills on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Built in 1600 by the Lord of Shetland, this tower house castle still stands strong in the town of Scalloway on Mainland, the largest island of the Shetlands in Scotland.
When you enter the front door of this well-preserved defensive structure, the main direction to go is up, up, up — toward living quarters and eventually to the battlements on top.
Early autumn colors tint the gently sloping countryside surrounding this quiet loch in the Scottish highlands.
The origin of this quaint old bridge over the River Doon in Scotland is uncertain. At one point in its history, the structure fell into disrepair. But its fortunes changed in 1790, when Robert Burns immortalized the bridge with his poem, “Tam o’ Shanter.” In the poem, spooky things happened at the bridge to Tam, a thoughtless farmer who spent far too much time drinking at the pub.