the queen makes the chessboard

My parents went to Scotland last September. They brought back stories of their adventures & photographs as proof of them. They also brought back a name of an author who writes a series of mysteries that take place on the Isle of Lewis. There was a tour of locations of the Isle of Lewis that…

Scotland & my history

The history of the stone according to Graeme, “It’s called the Sueno’s Stone. It’s a 9th century Pictish carved slab. The Picts were an ancient people from the east of Scotland…until the Vikings & the Irish Scots came along and wiped them out. i responded, “Irish Scots?! Who were they?” I consider Graeme to be…

Burntisland, Scotland

These images were taken by a friend of mine who lives in Scotland. I saw Graeme’s images on facebook & then begged him to share. A wee bio of Graeme: “My name is Graeme & I’m an amateur photographer living in the small seaside town of Burntisland, on Scotland’s east coast. My favourite subjects are…

alabama Scottish thistle…

planted in my garden in honor of my maternal grandmother & her mother. my great grandmother immigrated to Vermont from Scotland, by herself, when she was 18 years old. I love knowing her courage & hope that is in me.

Scottish thistle in Alabama

i planted this Scottish thistle in honor of my Grandmother. i love that the plant has sharp pointed leaves to protect the softness of the flower. a lot like some people i know.