Lonely Stones of the North

One thing about ancient civilizations is that the people that made things out of stone get remembered a lot better than the people that used only wood or earth fixtures. The people that lived in Scotland 2000-3000 years ago were believers in stone as is evidenced by the hundreds and hundreds of stone sites that … Continue reading Lonely Stones of the North

Heathrow Happens

We were bemoaning the gradual decline in international airline quality as we transited through Heathrow airport this week as so many thousands have. As our plane taxied for seemingly miles, we caught a glimpse out the window of the 'old' terminal. This was Terminal 1,  which closed in June 2015, whose hallways looked like brown … Continue reading Heathrow Happens

From Deepest, Darkest Kittybrewster: a Poem

From deepest, darkest Kittybrewster*- Comes winter dismal and gray;  the darkness is upon us and we hope to get away. Herein lies granite, strong and sturdy- forever it will stand; but it ain't particularly purdy- the city a bit bland. The lights come on at 3pm- to help us find our tea; it comforts us … Continue reading From Deepest, Darkest Kittybrewster: a Poem

The Local Garden of the Heart

I finally took a walk through a garden here in Aberdeen: The Cruickshank Botanical Garden on the campus at the Uni (university). It was a spectacularly sunny day which are rare of late, and the sun was at its' characteristic low angle making most of the day the 'photographer's hour'. I strolled in through its … Continue reading The Local Garden of the Heart

America, I love your food (and other inklings from our trip home)

Hullo there! We've been out of the loop lately and am just now getting back to this fine bit of internet you see before you. Here’s what we’ve been up to since July: In August hubs handed in his master’s thesis and we promptely got on a plane almost the next day to America and to visit … Continue reading America, I love your food (and other inklings from our trip home)

Warmth and Light: photo101

If there is one thing that Scotland has is amazing and continuously changing light. The clouds are unique, creating a moving landscape. Capturing this on film is impossible with my current level of skills! But here is a 'light and warmth' attempt from a recent trip. I like how the sun makes pools of light … Continue reading Warmth and Light: photo101

Solitude: Stones and Hills (photo 101 Day 5)

We took a wee hike today.  On the way we passed one of Aberdeenshire's many archeological mysteries, the Whitehill Stone circle. There are dozens of these things scattered across the countryside (in fact we saw another standing stone on the otherside of the mountain but could not get close enough to get a good picture.) … Continue reading Solitude: Stones and Hills (photo 101 Day 5)