Two Amazing Places

Along with the weather, so is the internet- Iffy!!! I am often disconnected when trying to post or comment in the evenings so will keep this short. I have so many more I will post including Dublin and Kerry. the first was for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-24

Up in the glorious Skye

Oh boy!  Internet is very hit and miss here- mostly miss.  I apologize for not keeping up at all with anyone at this time but will when I return. Thank you, everyone, for your comments and I will try to reply. While I have the access I will try to post some of the pics…

The Light in the Highlands

Connectivity problems in the Highlands have been ongoing and I hope to catch up with you all in time. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and I have been checking posts when I can! I finally got online at my B&B  on the Isle of Skye so am posting these of our road trip…

A few impressions of Edinburgh and the Lothians

I will try to post some images as the slow internet connection and/or laptop permits. My Scotland is fields and hillsides of heather and wild Lupins, castles and towers, amber rivers full of peat (an ingredient of their famous whiskey), jovial Scots and the Scottish Thistle where a bee did a Braveheart showing me only…

Monochrome Madness 2-22 Bridges

Greetings from Beautiful Edinburgh!! A jewel in the heather, she herself  is home to the ancient  “Honours” of Scotland,  The Military tattoo, Robbie burns, the Fringe Fest and Greyfriar’s Bobby to name just a few This was a  scheduled post for Leanne Coles’ Monochrome Madnesses – It was one of BC’s  wooden bridges!!.. but I…

One Four Challenge June- Week 2

I think I chose a rather different image ( for me)  this time and though I love the story I’m really challenged on how to edit it. Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge is a fun challenge of editing an image four ways in four weeks. I call this one Steadfast Bobby and hope the crop brings…

Monochrome Madness 2-11

My entry for Leanne Cole’s  Marvelous Monochrome Madness Two Portals and  scenes from just a few of the fun events during the Highland Games 2015 at Topaz Park

Monochrome Madness 2-4

 Monochrome Madness on Machrie Moor-which could also be Monochrome Moor? 🙂 This week we were challenged to represent the letters MM in our submission Please visit Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness on her wonderful blog I added a few stars and a slight topaz glow to this infrared image. And here are a few glimpses…

My haunted offering to Monochrome Madness

 for Leanne and Laura’s Monochrome Madness 35 – and in celebration of Halloween For those who like multi media I include two” haunting” pieces of music in medley from a much underrated film about – an enchanted girl who rises out of a modern day swimming pool, and a call to change which is as relevant…

The Mystery of Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

(no photography allowed inside) and part of Ed Mooney’s History Challenge Along with the standing stones and stone circles that mark the Gaelic landscape in Scotland, another place of great mystery is Rosslyn Chapel. As anyone who has read “Holy Blood, Holy Grail” or “The DaVinci Code” knows, the chapel supposedly contains many secrets and treasures hidden by…

More Monochrome Madnesses and Edinburgh

This is my contribution to Leanne and Laura’s MM 32 for this week The fairy tale on Castle Rock It is believed that Castle Rock which was formed from an early volcanic eruption, has been a fort of some kind since the Iron Age.  One of the colourful stories of this famous site says that…

Monochrome Madness

My entry for Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness 31   and as Hallow’s Eve will be coming soon!!

The Real Scotland! I’m back in the Highlands again!

This is my vision of the true Scotland, the misty mountain, moor and glen of the Highlands. These were taken from the summit of the Ben Nevis range near Fort William, loved by hikers, mountain bikers and skiers, to the beautiful glens of Glencoe known for the infamous event where the Macdonalds invited the Campbell’s  for…

Scotland’s got light!! and much more!

I am at my B&B in a state of exalted exhaustion and a chance to catch up a little with emails and  posts as I can – and a post of my own.  My notebook is painstakingly slow so this will be it for awhile!! One thing that strikes you in Scotland is the wonderful…