Gears and Engines

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge CFFC:  Gears and Engines One of my favorite acquisitions from an outdoor market in Edinburgh, Scotland – my little handmade locket of gears.  The artist and I had a wonderful conversation and I always try to support the local artisans. © 2017 CLStauber

Sunday Trees – 291

Sunday Trees – 291 Behind the Queen’s Gallery and on the way to Arthur’s Seat (that’s the mound behind the tree) is a beautiful garden.  I would have loved to see it in full bloom that day.  I was lucky enough to see it in full bloom in July the second time I went to Scotland,…

The Doors to Rosyln Chapel

The Doors to Roslyn Chapel Norm 2.0  –  Thursday Doors  To walk through these doors you find yourself in awe of the place.  I found it profound to sit within these walls, seeing how people from bygone days got the word of Christ through the sculptures on the walls and ceilings. I remembered Dan Brown’s book,…

The Mythological Rowan Tree

The Mythological Rowan Tree When I finally visited the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh Scotland, I found this Rowan tree, the Tree of Life.  It reminded me of all the books I’ve read that always included it in their pages.  The mythology of the Rowan tree dates back to Greek times and the battle between the…

Candy Girl

Earlier today I wrote about how my last name has evolved and then I remembered the time I got lost in Edinburgh.  It was before I discovered the phone app “Map My Walk” and what did I find, but this cutie wearing my name on his t-shirt. 🙂  I just had to take his picture…

Gardyloo

From these windows, servants in medieval Scotland would often yell “gardyloo”. to warn passers-by of waste from the chamber pots about to be thrown from a window into the street below. Considering that during the day, passersby would then know to step out-of-the-way of the falling debris.  However, considering that the water during those times…