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Skye's Black Houses

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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!)

 

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Journaling

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.

 

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well you certainly had good weather while on Skye. Its somewhere I would love to go but would hate to live in those houses.

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Very nicely done! We spent a day and night touring Skye last summer -- it sure is way out there! It's beautiful and rugged, but I was happy to get back to town. I love your pictures.

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I really like the map that you used for your background, Rose - what an interesting layout. Wonderful photos and I really enjoyed your journaling.

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