Category Archive: History Challenge

Skara Brae and the Maeshowe Tomb

For Ed Mooney’s great History Challenge on Wednesday- In the winter of 1850 a wild North Sea storm uncovered Neolithic ruins at Skaill Bay on the Orkney Islands of Scotland.  Further excavations and study determined that… Continue reading

A Remembrance Day Story (“The Great War”)

and a prayer for peace! As the media pay tribute to the Great War’s 100th anniversary 1914-1919 and Canada’s great sacrifice at Ypres, the Somme and Vimy Ridge here is a story from… Continue reading

Ed Mooney’s History Challenge- In the Jaws of Kukulkan

For Ed’s great weekly history challenge I am presenting a subject I have written about before so to those who have already read any of my previous posts about this fascinating civilization please forgive the redundancy… Continue reading

Ed Mooney’s History Challenge – The Story of Rosslyn Chapel

Originally posted on the runes of the gatekeeper's daughter:
(no photography allowed inside) Along with the standing stones and stone circles that mark the Gaelic landscape in Scotland, another place of great…

Some Gaelic Canadiana in monochrome & Ed Mooney’s History Challenge

Ed Mooney, the Ruin Hunter and author of Ed Mooney Photography on WordPress has got me going. He promises a ruin hunter badge.  Well, we don’t have many ruins in Canada but we… Continue reading

Capturing History Challenge – Week 5

Originally posted on Ed Mooney Photography:
Here we are with yet another week of the Challenge. The last five weeks have flown by, and I got some more great images for you to…

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan -One Four Challenge – oh fine Scottish Weather

This is my offering to Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge  (and Ed Mooney’s History Challenge) Do visit her wonderful blog and see all the great and fun entries. Dunvegan (Dùn Bheagain)  Castle on… Continue reading

The moon of wintertime

For those interested in music and a little history I must tell you about a wonderful Canadian Christmas carol!  I’m posting it in honour of my brother’s beautiful children who have First Nations status from… Continue reading

Jewels of the Cretaceous

Due to my fondness for finding old bones and philosopher stones I present another attempt at Macro before the One Four Challenge this Sunday.  These were bathed in the morning sun and I… Continue reading

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