Monthly Archives: May 2016

Monochrome Madness 3-08

Our plan for one day during our recent trip to Scotland was to visit both the Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Palace on the same day. So we climbed to the top of the hill and toured the castle and … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur and I in Edinburgh

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I have something in common: We both lived for a while on Picardy Place in Edinburgh. Sir Arthur was born there in 1859 and lived there for five years before moving to other parts of … Continue reading

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What is pretty and yellow and found all over Scotland?

The answer is gorse. They also call it whin or furze and its Latin name is Ulex europaeus. We saw it all over Skye and the Highlands and Loch Lomond / Trossachs National Park north of Glasgow. It also skirts … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Castle in Scotland

We saw dozens of castles on our recent three-week trip to Scotland. Some were very scenic and some have seen better days. Some were drenched in Scottish history. And we got drenched gazing at some of them! By far the … Continue reading

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MM 3-4: The City of London in Monochrome

Leanne Cole has suggested that “city” be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. So I decided to submit this shot from our Fall 2013 vacation in England.

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