It has been a cold and wintry few days here in Virginia, so today I’m thinking back to a beautiful, warm day last May when Mr. C and I traveled along the Aberdeenshire coast to see the ruins of Findlater Castle.
Welcome back, friends. Happy Wednesday to you!
It is utterly frigid here in Virginia this morning. With our weather so wintry (and so early in the season!), I thought today would be a great time to revisit the beautiful afternoon this past May when Mr. C and I visited Inchdrewer Castle. I think of all the days of this past year, we must have been there on the most splendid of them all.
This was such a fun moment for me. We were traveling through Aberdeenshire, Scotland when we came upon this shepherd and his trusty canine companion moving their flock from one pasture to another. It’s a hundred of these wonderful little Scottish moments that stick with me the most.
I am going to take a short media break for the remainder of September, but I will anxiously look forward to seeing you all again in just a few short weeks!
I once saw a decorative throw pillow that said, “Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude.” Well if that’s true, then today’s castle has attitude out the yin-yang!
This is Craigievar Castle. Isn’t she a beaut?
Hello and happy Monday!
A wee bit of silliness to start your day…
Why 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?
Hoping your Valentine’s Day tomorrow is filled with love!
The North Sea coast in northeast Scotland
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 first 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.
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.
At Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland