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…

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…

Monochrome Madness 3-17

I’m going to have to take a break from blogging for the next two or three weeks while I move. I will be back of course. I apologize for being a bit behind in keeping up with my fellow bloggers the last while but my world is in chaos at the moment! Oh how I hate packing….

Monochrome Madness (3-12) and other views

The next two months will be busy ones as I at last am moving! I’ll be out further into the suburbs- off a country road, on a hillside! So as I am not posting as frequently I will combine my post again with Leanne’s theme and my own theme of views from different places.  For…

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…

Cee’s Sepia challenge

Thanks Emilio for drawing my attention to this one- Cee’s fun photo challenges. I haven’t participated in any challenges except MM for awhile  and due to other commitments, this blog has slowed down. Pop over and check out Cee’s great blog and all the submissions. Some of my travel photos  translate so well in Sepia tones….

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…

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…

More from the Isle of Skye

I am just now going through the hundreds of photos of my summer trip. It’s been nothing but rain here on the island and I’m still at that low energy level. Blogging has taken a back seat and I haven’t been out much taking photos. I’m doing a couple of on line courses and this…

Monochrome Madness 2-27

I must apologize.  Somehow WordPress changed my settings or else I did something unwittingly, and all my email notifications were turned off. I wondered why my email box was empty!  I’ve tried to reset them today! So here was my offering to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness theme of country! The Isle of Skye is the…