Time for pumpkins!
Viking - by Ray Villafane
Fingal’s Cave - Staffa, Scotland
I just finished up another year at San Diego Comic Con. Sales were fine, and I met plenty of fans, but it was much, much quieter on the convention floor than in years past. I used to have hour-long lines of people waiting at my table; not so this year. Normally this would make me think “oh god my…
Koekohe Beach, Otago Coast, New Zealand
Near Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Photo by Gregor Samsa
The abbey‘s most famous visitor was Mary Queen of Scots. On 15 May 1568, she was welcomed at the gates following her escape from Lochleven Castle, near Kinross, and her defeat at Langside, beside Glasgow. Mary was making for England and the comparative safety, so she thought, of her cousin, Elizabeth I of England. On the following morning she boarded a boat bound for the Cumberland coast. She never returned to her native land.
Dundrennan Abbey was founded in 1142 by Fergus, Lord of Galloway, with the help of King David I of Scotland. The white-robed Cistercian monks came from Rievaulx Abbey, in North Yorkshire. After establishing the abbey at Dundrennan, monks went forth to found two more Cistercian abbeys in Galloway – Glenluce, near Stranraer, around 1190, and Sweetheart, in the village of New Abbey, south of Dumfries, in 1273. All three are now in the care of Historic Scotland.
photo by Mike Doughty
“What she said was offensive. It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”
Article from Detroit News
Designed by Scottish architecture firm, RMJM, the Falkirk Wheel is boat lift in central Scotland that connects two canals. Previously 11 locks were required to connect the canals which differ in height by 24 meters. The inner rings rotate at the same speed as the larger axis in order to keep the boat and water from tipping over. The Wheel can make a full rotation in eight minutes.
Are they for real?
Today, we’ll have the second of our 4 rehearsals for Purcell’s, “Indian Queen” performance at the Berkeley International Early Music Festival 2012.
Today will be singers and continuo.
Our performance will be this next Saturday, June 9th, at 2pm.
I’m doing a GIVEAWAY to say thanks to all the new followers and of course to those who have stuck by me since I started this blog a year ago. :)
HOW IT WORKS
- There are three 10” x 8” mounted prints up for grabs and so there will be three winners.
- Reblog this post, without removing any of the text, to enter for a chance to win.
- After the deadline date I will enter the usernames into a randomizer to select the three winners.
- The first winner will have first pick of the three prints, second winner will get to choose between two, and the third will receive the last print.
- After the drawing I will message the winners to choose their prints. (Make sure your ask box is open! If I can’t contact you I’ll have to select another winner.)
- I will ship the prizes free of charge, even to international addresses!
- You can reblog multiple times if you like but your name will only be entered once.
- You don’t have to be following me to enter, but it would be nice.. :)
DEADLINE: 3:00PM EST on June 10th, 2012 (One week from today!)