Tomnaverie Stone Circle

Hello and happy Monday!

A wee bit of silliness to start your day…


rock-304147_1280-2Why was the geologist always depressed?

He had a hard rock life.

What do you call a rock that never goes to school?

A skipping stone.

Why are geologists never picky in relationships?

Because they will date anything.

When were rock puns the funniest?

During the Stone Age.

Where do rocks like to sleep?

In bedrocks.

Did you hear about the geologist who got divorced?

He was taking his wife for granite so she left him.

You want to heart the best rock puns?

Give me a moment and I’ll dig something up.

What happens when you keep reading geology jokes in your free time?

You know that you have really hit rock bottom.

I really hate rock puns.

My sediments exactly.

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Well…now that I have thoroughly amused you (or perhaps sent you running for the hills), I’d like to invite you guys to come along today as we visit Tomnaverie Stone Circle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. No more geology puns. I give you my rock solid promise.

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Dunnottar Castle

Welcome back, everyone.  Hope you’re having a lovely week.

If you like castles, then you’ll want to stick around for today’s post.  It’s a biggie!

Castles are amazing, don’t you think?  It doesn’t matter to me if it has been renovated and now serves as a five-star luxury hotel, if it’s a well-preserved ruin, or if all that remains is a crumbling mess, a mere shadow of what once had been.  Every castle has a tale to tell and I love them all.

Today I would like to take you to Dunnottar Castle which sits on the North Sea, about two miles from the town of Stonehaven, Scotland.  I can still remember my reaction the firstfullsizeoutput_296 time I rounded the path and Dunnottar came into full view.  Hmmm, how do I describe it?   Okay, got it.  Do you remember the romcom “Notting Hill” starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts?  (Where have all the romantic comedies gone, by the way?)  Do you remember the scene where William (Grant) takes the famous actress Anna Scott (Roberts) as his date to his sister Honey’s birthday party?  And do you remember Honey’s reaction at meeting Anna for the first time?  Hahaha!  Yeah.  That pretty much sums it up.

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Perched atop a massive flat rock with sheer cliffs on three sides and connected to the mainland by only a narrow stretch of earth, Dunnottar Castle and its surrounding landscape is an extraordinary sight to behold.  Truly, photos cannot do justice to the magnitude of the rock upon which the castle resides.

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