The Last Witch of Scotland

  People often walk by the place where I died. I have no grave, but only a stone to mark the spot where I met my fate. It still stands at the foot of someone’s private garden. There is no name on it, just a date, and I might add, an erroneous one. I did…

The Forest Primeval

Time flies by and I fear I will always be behind from now on, but, I have a few things for you. This was my submission to Leanne’s Monochrome Madness this week. Our west coast forest floors are laden with the ancient fern while giant fir trees keep the sky from collapsing. Ferns, cycads and tree ferns have…

Monochrome Madness and a brief history of Scone Palace

“..whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone“….  Macbeth ~~~~~~~~~~~~ For Leanne Cole’s  theme of travel (MM3-29) this week, I chose the Maze at Scone, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. To me the 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…

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…

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 a small village of  10 homes had been established there circa 3500 BC.  All the homes were the same in size and structure. This little egalitarian…

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 In the Jaws of Kukulkan We can only imagine what it must have been like when the first Europeans arrived in Central…

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 do have some interesting history such as that of  The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson’s Bay….

Greyfriars Bobby

Better late than never for Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge where you process an image four ways in four weeks. Although I have a few new pictures, because I love a good story I had an urge to use an older one that is very dear to my heart. The Story of Greyfriars Wee Bobby In the picturesque…