Jean

Jean

Posted on 03/25/2016


Photo taken on March 23, 2016


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Suilven

Suilven
I may not be commenting much for a bit as my internet connection is very flaky. In fact life has taken a bit of a nose dive. The week before I went up north my next door neighbour had a fall and we had to call an ambulance. She is only bruised but is still in hospital as she is not really safe to be living on her own. The night before I went north I upgraded to Windows 10. Result, no internet, no e-mail and a number of other problems. Went off to find the cottage I booked was grubby, dismal and charged an arm and a leg for electricity. To make things worse the light was poor and the mountains invisible in what is known as Scotch mist, really a very fine rain. By Wednesday I had had enough and came home. My computer problems have now been sorted at a price. I don't suppose Microsoft will be re-imbursing me ! And my internet connection is playing up Grrrrrrh ! This is the one photo I took as I was leaving. The first and only view I had of Suilven.

Francis, Ecobird, Ms.Wisteria, John FitzGerald and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Very dramatic landscape, Jean !!!
23 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Elle est admirable et j’espère que tout s'arrangera .
Bon Weekend de Pâques .
23 months ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
It seems to reflect the mood though there are beautiful lights. I hope things improve soon.
23 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Wow! What a rubbish time you've been having - this stark, threatening landscape seems to sum it up pretty well. Cracking image - I hope thing get better for you.
23 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Oh Jean, it all sounds so infuriating and dispiriting. Hope your neighbour is finding a way to get out of hospital. Glad you got at least one shot of Suilven - so instantly recognisable. I have stayed in quite a few cottages in the vicinity of this mountain - I particularly remember one that had no electricity, and we were;t informed of this before we arrived (in the 1980s). Have you ever thought of getting a Mac - I so love mine, and enjoy not having anything to do with Microsoft.....
23 months ago.
Jean has replied to Judith Jannetta
Thanks Judith. I'm pretty certain my next computer will be a Mac. I am so cross. My next door neighbour lay in the bathroom for five hours before she was found so we are hoping she doesn't get out of hospital until someone talks some sense into her. She is so stubborn and won't have help of any kind. I sympathise being stubborn myself but there is a limit.
23 months ago.
Xata, mostly offline 'til May
Xata, mostly offline…
Bonito BW
22 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
I second Judith's remarks! Would NEVER go back to Microsoft! A dramatic shot, though!!
22 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Oh Jean.. I am so sorry.

Hoping all things calm down.

Flicka had to have his left ACL operated on on Monday.. so its going to be a longggggg Summer of rehab. Right now.. I am sleeping on the floor with him
22 months ago.
Jean has replied to Pam J
So sorry to hear your news. I hope he makes a good recovery and that your floor is not too hard.
22 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Terrific shot that matches the mood perfectly Jean,
Only had one experiance with a Mac and that cost so much to fix we gave up on it.
22 months ago.
Peter Van Lom
Peter Van Lom
Fine monochrome atmosphere.
Nordic Greetings.
22 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Impressive mountain scene.
Congrats on Explore.
22 months ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
great mono, when you see those houses peeping out at you suddenly the scale hits home
22 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
Simple but striking.
22 months ago.
Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
Ooh Jean, how awful. The shot sums up your mood so well. Hope everything returns to normal soon. {x}
22 months ago.
Jean has replied to Ms.Wisteria
It's strange how one gets these bits where everything seems to go wrong at once. But just being back home has cheered me up.
22 months ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
I can see it from my place on Lewis. Never this close. It doesn't look so big up close.
The weather is the weather- not much one can do about that. It's bad all the time now.
22 months ago.
Jean has replied to spacemouses
It's not really that high but it has terrific presence.
22 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
This really should be seen enlarged Jean. It is very striking and works well in b&w. Quite dramatic, - but I guess you have enough drama for the time being! I am sorry your holiday was such a disaster. I recall we had one holiday where the shower was in a tiny cupboard. I had to leave the door open to shower. Ever since then my first question before we book is ;What is the bathroom like?;
Hope all is well now.
22 months ago.
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
What a shame, Jean! You usually have such good holidays and come back with lovely pictures. Hope this week is better than last.
22 months ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
Oh Jean, what a bummer. Especially the cottage which was grubby and dismal, and nothing like the lovely internet picture I bet. And the crap weather. And the frustrating Windows problems, and your poor neighbour.

If it's any consolation I've had a similarly disappointing Easter weekend, having had to cut short a trip to see various friends in France because I felt unwell and despite all the kindnesses of our friends, just needed and wanted to be back home in my own bed. Now of course, being back home, I am feeling better and wishing I was back in France....agh.

I recognised Suilven instantly in the thumbnail. The gloomy black and white reflects your mood well, I think!

take care
Rabbit x
22 months ago.
Jean has replied to Rabbitroundtheworld
Thanks for the sympathy. It's much appreciated. It's amazing how one longs for home when things don't go well. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. You made me smile when you said you now wished you were back in France. The weather hasn't put me off Assynt and I there is always the pie shop at Lochinver for consolation.
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Sorry to hear about your computer and internet connection problems Jean. For the moment I'm ignoring Microsofts persistant prompts to take the free upgrade to Window 10, I will let them iron all the snags out of it first, I get along well enough with Windows 7. They always say the newer version is better, safer and faster but thats all sales pitch just like with a new washing powder washing things brighter and fresher.
22 months ago.