Monochrome Madness 3-3

Coming on the heels of the Siren’s Bones (chapter 3) (thank you dear readers!)-  I’m slowly catching up this week so do visit Leanne Cole and Monochrome Madness– if you want to join in on the madness! from the Isle of Arran to the Orkneys in the north, Scotland is The Land of the Standing Stones (dedicated…

Monochrome Madness 2-40

this is my entry for Leanne Coles Monochrome Madness.  Visit her blog for all the great submissions every week. the treeless spaces on the Orkney Islands (at Skaill House)  have a lonely beauty against clouds that appear to be rushing out on the sky’s tide. ___________________________________________ …and I’ve been dreaming a lot lately so I…

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…

Some Gaelic Canadiana on the Orkneys; 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….

In The Mouth of the Wizard’s Well- Star Child Musings

And a few travel photos from A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick the star child contemplates earth  Before the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Persia, and Greece there were even prior civilizations. Whether or not these amazing architects from the neolithic mists of time were lost Atlanteans, or whether they had been in contact with angels or space aliens…