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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Croft Moraig Stone Circle

Greetings to you on this fine Tuesday.  I hope your week got off to a great start.  I am currently outside on my deck, bundled up in the November chill – a fleece to warm my body and a cup of tea to warm my soul.  The autumn trees are lovely and I am happy.

Today I would like to take you up into the beautiful Scottish Highlands to a site located about four miles southwest of Aberfeldy, right off of A827.  Our destination occupies a portion of a farmer’s field, actually, so you may want to grab your wellies in case it’s muddy.  Ready?  Great, then let’s be off!

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Don’t fret that the site sits on private property.  Scotland’s laws allow individuals “freedom to roam”.  Just be respectful and be sure to close the gate so the farmer’s wee sheep don’t escape!

If I were to ask you about stone circles (those mysterious, prehistoric, man-made rock formations commonly found across Northern Europe and Great Britain), I’d wager that the image that would come to your mind would be Stonehenge.  It is one of Britain’s most iconic sites – and of course, the location of one of the Griswold Family’s hilarious misadventures.

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Who can forget the moment the affable Clark W. Griswold toppled one of the world’s most famous sites in the 1985 classic movie “National Lampoon’s European Vacation”.

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