“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”
Psalm 23:1-3 NIV
Today was full-immersion in Scottish history and culture. We began the day at Blair Athol distillery, learning how fine single malt scotch is made, then we drove to the highlands (stopping in the towns of Birman and Pitlochry on the way) to learn about the Battle of Culloden at the battlefield itself, and finally made a stop at Clava Cairns – a burial ground dating back to the Bronze Age – which was featured in the Outlander series of novels.
I have found myself mesmerized by the Scottish countryside. The rolling green holds, the sheep dotting the hillsides, the moody clouds which bring rain showers (if not downpours!) regularly.
It is every bit as I have pictured it to be, and better. This land has always tugged at my heartstrings from afar. It has always been on my “I must go there someday” list. To be here now…it’s hard to put into words how much I am loving every moment of this experience.
I could have spent hours at Clava Cairns…as we pulled away I saw some people on what seemed to be a walking trail, and I can honestly say that having been here, a hiking tour of Scotland is now on my bucket list!
I am always amazed at the beauty of creation, and humbled by the the creator’s artistry. He restores my soul with these things. And I am blessed.