Scandinavian Scotland…..

and Ireland too   During this inclement west coast weather, I have had time to rifle through the time traveler’s rucksack so I hope you will enjoy Scotland revisited! Ossian – the lament of Rory Dal’s sister Many people do not know that the Hebrides, along with The Orkneys in Scotland belonged to Norway for…

Back again with Monochrome Madness

I’ve had a disastrous week!!  My companion eye who presents me with the inspiration to develop my visions has up and died. That lovely day I spent out in the snow apparently was the cause, as moisture somehow got inside the camera while I was shooting (though the camera was in the pack otherwise). After…

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…

Monochrome Madness and Mahatma Ghandi

I’m reeling after all the hype of the American Elections and I wish our American neighbours well. We all live in challenging times for sure. “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long…

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 3-8 and London

Please visit Leanne Coles Monochrome Gallery! The theme this week is “closed.“   I only recently was able to watch the full series of The Tudors( gorgeously filmed) on Shomi and resurrected an image I took on a tour of London with my daughter. I can only imagine what it must have felt like to hear…

Monochrome Madness 3-4

“The City” is the theme for Leanne’ Cole’s Monochrome Madness and La Belle Paris was my submission But I also must include some recent impressions of two of my favourite cities. Making our way down the Royal Mile in old  Edinburgh  ( home of the world renowned Military Tattoo ) –hot on the trail of two suspicious looking characters in…

Monochrome Madness and How Green is the Valley

My visit to the beautiful Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys of the interior of BC is the focus of this week’s post and Monochrome Madness (3-1) with Leanne Cole.  This is the first week of the third year of MM!!! We drove up to my brother’s place in the town of Penticton this weekend and the…

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…

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…

Monochrome madness time again!

Hi everyone, WordPress has taken a  back seat the last while.  I’m in the throes of a big move (to the lake if all goes well) so it has been pretty busy looking at places and then all the other financial and legal stuff that gives one a headache – plus the anxiety of being…

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…

Monochrome Madness- 2-32-

I’ve slowed down with blogging to deal with some life issues but could not miss Leanne Cole’s madness for monochrome on Tuesdays. There is something wonderful about crossing over a bridge. They have the same effect as doorways. On the other side is a new space and time, often unknown. Some bridges are so long you…

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…