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wind swept

layers of texture and colour. Inspiration for poetry, song, tartan. It speaks for itself

high road

even in the gloom of fog and blanket of liquid weather, Glen Coe is magical Read more

green lochs

Arriving in Callander where we stayed for two nights, we chose to steer clear of the requisite trip up the two-hour drive around the Trossachs to various monuments Read more

findhorn + family

introducing the Millers, Robin and Isobel whom we visited on our second day in Scotland (back tracking a bit here). Read more

scotland with sun

what a difference. Still raining one minute and sunny the next. But the lochs and the glens and the bens were alive with splendor. It’s why we came and on our last full day in Scotland I am grateful.

mohr tea

carrying on with the MOHR theme, we traveled down a single track road 30 minutes to have a cup of tea at MOHR tea at The Old Library Tearoom in Balquhidder. Read more

wild garlic

the petals of this blossom taste like garlic. Read more

mohr food

how lucky we are to have accidentally stumbled upon a culinary oasis Read more

war dreams

I never played with toy soldiers as a wee lass. But I wanted to. Read more

sun / cloud

These two photographs were taken within five minutes of each other.


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and on the 6th day, let there be soap

amazing how a little thing like dirt can come between us and a good mood. So we set out to find a laundrette (translation – laundromat) in Callander. We located one near the bus station underneath the loos. Read more

bonnie blue bells

Just when the day couldn’t get grayer and the road longer, we came across this small castle, stayed for tea and cream scones and came across a magical secret garden full of bells of blue. Read more

sunnyside + arisaig

Here are some random images from our wee home in Arisaig where we stayed for three nights where the sky stays light until 10:30 pm and wakes up again at 4 am. Read more


we stayed three heaven like days in Arisaig, a far western village on the coast just south of the Isle of Skye. Some will know Arisaig for the beach Burt Lancaster walked in the 80s film classic (to some) Local Hero. Read more

the last time we saw sun

Monday morning into the afternoon was stunning on the East Coast of Scotland, beyond Aberdeen in Ellon where my mother lives. And the wind has blown a gale non stop. Read more

clown car….i think not.

We arrived in Aberdeen in front of the icelandic ash cloud and gale force winds. Freaks of nature which both shut down airports across the length and breadth of Scotland. Read more

class lounges

See, I’m thrilled to be in the British Airways business class lounge, but everyone else here seems to be so old hat at it. Me, I’ve had access to the club lounge maybe a handful of other times, 5 or 6, and each time I get excited about it.  Read more


My father used to say that he had his own personal black cloud that followed him around. I’ve spent much of my life running from clouds so as not to follow in his pessimistic footsteps. Read more

away we go

finalizing the details – a few more things to do. Drop Maggie off and tell her we’ll be right back. Visit Hospice patients. Then wait for the limo to the airport.


cheese 101

Rip and I went to Formaggio’s on Saturday night for cheese 101.

Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-4750

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