Scandinavian Scotland…..

Viking Roots Around the 9th Century AD, Norse seafarers found their way to Scotland  before continuing further south to what is presently Dublin, Ireland. On the Isle of Skye, names such as Skeabost and Carbost refer to the Viking farms that were once there.  The Skeabost Hotel has great meals and accommodation for travelers. There…

The Ruler of the Sky

awakening Osiris Long after my Dad had traveled to Egypt and after we had the opportunity to visit and view the tomb goods of Tutanhkamun,  The  Mysteries of Egypt (Time of the Pharaohs) has traveled to us and The Royal BC Museum.  It has been unusually hot this summer and  the solar disk shines brightly in keeping…

Oh Holy Night

Greetings ! The end of the year is fast approaching. All life is clouded by desire and thus the soul is blinded. That is so true and it has been a very challenging year for me, but I know there is the bigger picture, and that we are all part of the light and the…

Monochrome Madness 4-2- Movement

Visit Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Gallery (May 3)~ My submission is The Windy Wicklow Way In the Wicklow Mountains at Glendalough there is the site of an ancient monastery founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century.  Around 1042 Norsemen used the timber in Glendalough to build the second largest Viking Long Ship (Havhingsten fra Glendalough). _____________________________________________________________ and…

One hundred years ago – The Great War and a sister’s love

Canadiana: Vimy Ridge – April 9-April 12, 1917 The new Dominion of Canada showed their courage and strength during this defining battle of “The Great War.” There were over 10,000 casualties. Lucia Teti’s  family had arrived from Italy in the early years of the 20th Century and in short time established themselves as well- to- do  real…

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…

Xristos Anesti- Happy Easter to all

This little fellow leaves us coloured eggs and jelly beans. You know enough not to eat the black ones he leaves, right? 😀 In pagan times they celebrated the spring equinox and the Northern Goddess Oestre whose symbol was the fertile hare.  The renewal of the earth along with fertility are sacred aspects of life.  Of…

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…