A few more highlands images

June 18, 2010

Tartan scrunchie

June 17, 2010
This post is for a specific girlfriend of mine, and when she sees this, she will know it's for her. Immediately.You see, I spent a week with her at her vacation home. ...

Scottish moods

June 17, 2010
The Uses of Sorrow (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me A box full of darkness. It took me years to understand That this, too,...


June 17, 2010
We arrived around 5pm and found our room in the beautiful Balmoral Hotel, which looks like a palace. Since we've only just arrived, I don't have much to say yet. The...

Goodbye to the Scottish highlands

June 17, 2010
We loved our time in the highlands.Every mile was an awe-inspiring picture: a fence with flowers growing nearby; the greenest grass and hills, mountains, really; a loch,...

Kilts, bagpipes & haggis

June 17, 2010
I have to tell you the truth. I'm getting tired of the obligatory group dinners that touring requires and we long to go off on our own, dine when we choose, where we...

Exhausted! and off to count these cuties

June 16, 2010

Lambs, sheep, dogs, puppies, cows—another day in the coun...

June 16, 2010
We had a far more elaborate sheepdog demonstration today, along with sheepshearing. The dogs were fantastic and even an 8-week old puppy was trying to get in the act. ...

Macbeth’s Thane of Cawdor

June 16, 2010
Yes, there's a castle here that relates to Shakespeare and yes, it belonged to the Thane of Cawdor and is still owned by his descendants.It's a small castle with a dry...

More ancient than Stonehenge

June 16, 2010
Since we still hadn't our fill of burial sites, we visited the tranquil and serene Clava Cairns.Cairns are stone igloo-like burial chambers and these date back 4,000...

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