As some of you know I am fortunate enough to live in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, I was not born here; I was born down in England but my husband and I adopted Scotland as our chosen home nearly 12 years ago.
Near to where we live is a small town called Dornoch, which has a beautiful small cathedral, [which is almost a double of the one found in Orkney which is called St Magnus.] It was built in the 13th century, in the reign of King Alexander II (1214-49). Today I was out, combining two great passions of mine, photography and stained glass, and I thought you may like to see just a few of the 56 photos I took of this stunning little cathedral with its wealth of stained glass. Dornoch Cathedral has a lady vicar, who is also a chaplain to HM Queen Elizabeth 11. Her name is Rev Susan Brown, and she officiated at the wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie at nearby Skibo Castle in December 2000. The town is also famous for the Royal Dornoch Golf course. I hope you enjoy the photos. On such a day as this in our world, when war seems dangerously close and rhetoric and threats escalate, I for one need to balance with a sense of things which have survived for hundreds of years through troubles of all kinds, and to just stop and gaze at the beauty mankind is capable of, reminding myself of our higher aspirations and penchant for creation and inspiration when we place our faith in God.
Photographs Copyright Stephanie 2013.