walking in the footsteps of mother

a rather longer post for me but I think you might find some of it interesting!!! While out walking, like many of us, I tend to ponder and reflect. Below is the path I sent into Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness (3-37). I think about all the other dendrophiles who travel or have walked on some of these same…

a brief history of Scone

“..whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone“….  Macbeth ~~~~~~~~~~~~ For Leanne Cole’s  theme of travel this week, I chose the Maze at Scone, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. To me a maze is symbolic of traveling through life with it’s turns and sometimes dead ends, searching for the heart’s meaning, and as the maze is…

Impressions on the veil of time

History Challenge The background of this image is a fresco on the wall of the House of the Golden Bracelet in Pompeii. Some years ago I visited Pompeii and Herculaneum. I remember wincing at the plaster impressions of the final agony of people felled by the suffocating ash as they tried to flee on August…

Monochrome Madness and Motion (The hill of Tara)

Follow me up to Carlow ( a rebel song) “see all the children of the Gael beneath O’Byrnes banner” “The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time” For Leanne Coles’ Monochrome Madness 3-16…

JOI and the King!

(Cosmic Poetry in Motion) We’re going in!! And so I wrote,* back in 2016  regarding the Juno Mission “.. the hand of the unseen Conductor waved them onward into the vibrating strings of a solar wind and I cried out, “Yes!  The whole cosmos is a grand opus!  Let those who have ears, hear!…” I…

A dream of the highlands and monochrome madness

I’m always rushing to catch up these days with everything happening at once, so I will combine two posts in one! “Where danced the moon on Monan’s Rill” It is a breathtaking road along the Great Glen(An Gleann Mòr) from Loch Ness to Loch Linnhe through the misty mountains, meadows and moors. I took this shot at…

Ed Mooney’s History Challenge week 19- Culloden

Ed Mooney’s great history challenges are on Wednesdays of each week. All are welcome to join! For the challenge I am  resurrecting a piece I had written as an added page to a previous post about  Dunvegan Castle on Skye with apologies to anyone who may have already  read it.  The image is the memorial cairn at the famous…

Pére Lachaise- History Challenge

  Ed Mooney’s History Challenge– week 15 -The Famous Graves of Pere Lachaise  ( and history of a more recent century)- Pére Lachaise Cemetery was established in 1804 and was named for the confessor to Louis XIV. It was wonderful to walk it’s quiet shady streets on a hot summer’s day in Paris.  Here, my…