Skye's Black Houses
My only regret is that I couldnt find a way in the design to highlight the location of Skye on the bg paper (it's in the top left!)
Skye is beautiful but life is hard. The winters are long and cold with biting winds. The soil is thin and poor. Crofters make their living from keeping a few sheep or cattle and fishing. These black houses were once the inhabitants' only housing. The silver grey thatching gives them the appearance of a living entity. Squat and windowless, they press into the side of the hill for protection. Heavy stones hang from the eaves to hold down the roof. A few wild flowers grow in cracks in the walls.
Thanks for looking.