Sunday, March 6, 2016

Poetry Pantry #292


Photos of Scotland
by Steve King


Extra Starch please…armor at Stirling Castle.

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a piper
 in Highland regalia.  This was taken on the road to Glen Coe.

The wonderful dog cemetery high on Edinburgh Castle.  Final resting 
place for regimental mascots and officers’ pets.
  
An old house located at the Culloden Battlefield site.  Bonnie Prince Charlie’s 
Highland forces were slaughtered at Culloden in April of 1746 by an army led by 
the British Duke of Cumberland.  It was the last pitched battle fought on the soil 
of Great Britain, and was the effective end of concerted Scottish resistance 
against English domination.

Stained glass detail from tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel (c.1100) 
at the apex of Edinburgh Castle.
  
Lovely understated colors on the restored altar cloth in the chapel of Stirling Castle.


Massive arch at Stirling castle, looking through to the Queen Anne Garden.  
The garden itself dates from around 1400.  
The lawn was a bowling green in the 1600s.
  
Castle Eilean Donan.  This is one of the most photographed sites 
in Scotland.  Perhaps small when compared to the fortresses at Edinburgh 
and Stirling, but large in the legends of the Highlands.


Coffin Crypts, St. Andrews Cathedral.  These were built under the floor 
of the church.  The Scots were offering great deals the day I was there:  
Like-new condition, used only once!


Rule Tower and graveyard, St. Andrews.

A great gun at Edinburgh, poised to defend the 
Firth of Forth in the background.

Good day, Poets.  Today once again we are featuring photos taken by Steve King.  Scotland this time. Smiles.  Be sure to check back on Monday when Sherry Blue Sky's interview of Steve will be posted.  I am sure you will enjoy learning more about him!

If you haven't read Rosemary Nissen-Wade's article "Coming to Grips - by Janice Bostock" (The Living Dead), do check back and read it.  Some of you have been writing Haibun!  Well, Janice is definitely a master of the form.

Wednesday Sumana's Midweek Motif theme is: WEIRD!   Think outside the box.  Maybe about your own little quirk.  Maybe a path, person, dream, place, or anything that you attach weirdness too..  She will give more information and share a few poems to inspire you more!

Without further delay, let's share poetry.  Link one poem below.  Say hello in the comments.  And visit the poems of others!   I will see you all on the trail!


33 comments:

  1. Scotland... What a marvelous place.

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    1. Yes, Bjorn...I'm looking forward to going back.
      Steve K.

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  2. Good (very early) morning, Mary. These photos are glorious! The old house is my favorite.

    I'm quite excited about the upcoming Midweek Motif theme. I like weird. ;-)

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    1. Thanks. I agree with your estimate of the old house. Such character!

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  3. Scotland is on my places to see list. Thanks for sharing these pics.

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    1. I had such a great time there. So will you, I'm sure!

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  4. Wow! Fantastic photos. And what interesting and edifying notes. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks. And happy Sunday to you as well!

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  5. Thank you for another pantry - and brilliant photos - Scotland - and no rain!

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    1. The weather was fine. Mid-70s and mostly sunny the whole time we were there. Very uncharacteristic, but most enjoyable.

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  6. the Highland remind me of the Solitary Reaper...beautiful photos Steve.. a very happy Sunday to you all :)

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  7. Good morning everyone,

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :D sharing my poem "Dulcet Death" hope you guys like it. Thank you Mary for opening the doors to yet another beautiful pantry and Steve for sharing the lovely pictures :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. My pleasure, Sanaa. Thanks for the kind words.

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  8. Beautiful pictures of Scotland. Happy Sunday to all :)

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  9. Good morning, Poets! Spring is in the air today here. It is about time. But I still will find time to read some wonderful poetry!

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  10. Good day, poets!

    Steve, thanks for another visual treat! my favourite is the old house in the historic battlefield. :)

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  11. My thanks to everyone who's commented about the photos. The only thing more fun than taking them is showing them. Happy reading, all!

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  12. Good Morning, Oh, I think it would be wonderful to roam those grounds. I have always wanted to visit a castle. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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    1. I have been doing some reading and I must say there is some synchronicity taking place. So many on the same wave length.

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  13. Good Morning! Wonderful pictorial entrance into the Pantry this morning... thank you Steven King.Looking forward to the creative "treats" inside.
    ZQ

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  14. Lovely photos of Scotland, i especially like the bagpipe player in his tartan garb

    Have a gorgeous Sunday everyone.

    Special Thanks for PP this morning Sherry and Steve

    much love...

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  15. OOps Special Thanks for PP this morning Mary and Steve

    much love...

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  16. Gorgeous pictures! I would love to visit Scotland.

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    1. I hope to go back myself. If you go, make sure you spend some time in the Highlands and Islands.
      Steve K.

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  17. I loved looking at the photos and imagining being there. I most love the dog cemetery, so happy they honoured their devoted dogs. The stone crypt looked very chilly...would have to be buried in fleecy blankets. Brrrrrr!

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  18. I was surprised to find the cemetery way up there, Sherry. It's tended with the evident care given to any other final resting place. Very classy.
    Steve K.

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  19. Wonderful pictures of Scotland. I have some Scottish ancestry, and loved visiting in 1998, particularly Edinburgh.

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    1. I was so comfortable in Edinburgh. A marvelous city.

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  20. Scotland, like the Nederland, is one of my two ancestral homelands, I would love to visit, one day.

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  21. I'm just getting here in time with only 25 minutes to spare! I love Scotland and want to visit there. Your photos are wonderful!

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