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bob-mustin's picture
Mar.12.2014
The Black House, by Peter May The twentieth century saw many people leave the land of their roots for what seemed more opportunity in the growing, vital urban areas. And many of these discovered that this move didn’t allow new roots and a new culture; instead it left them emotionally adrift. Peter...
terry-spear's picture
Dec.18.2013
Cut through the rock, a stair entry was made to the castle, but it’s dangerous, high cliffs drop to the North Sea and so a fence was erected to keep people safe. But what do you see? Some have to see what’s hidden beyond, so they’ve bent the prongs down so they can climb over the top and walk...
suellen-ocean's picture
Nov.14.2013
Celtic history can be all over the place. We like to have a name for everybody and everything. How can you explain a "people" if you don't have a title for them? For example, we have the words Celtic and Briton. When Caesar went north to the remote section of the island we now call England, the...
terry-spear's picture
Oct.15.2013
I thought this hole in the clouds was fascinating, so I quickly took shots of it and then even had more fun with it. That’s what I do with my writing. I create  fantasy from reality. A werewolf world or jaguar shifters in our world. The myth mixed with the truth. Like these clouds. The...
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Sep.13.2013
I decided that if my blog is called the Mature Wanderer I should really do some wandering. Since I intended to devote only one day to this I had to exclude the Hindu Kush and the Kamchatka Peninsula (you`ve no idea what a relief that was). I remembered the words of the great Marcel Proust to the...
terry-spear's picture
Sep.11.2013
Here's a better picture of the Highland Cow's bangs. :)  Like a sheepdog, how can they see anything??? Isn't she cute??? It was October when we were in Scotland and really cold on the North Sea, but otherwise we were pretty warm. Well, I had a wool coat on all the time. :)  But I was...
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Sep.10.2013
Sep10 With this Highland cow, I was able to capture a picture of the river also and the trees reflected on its glassy surface. If I’d chanced upon a Highlander hunk in a kilt, I’m afraid there wouldna have been a breeze to give us ladies a thrill. *sigh* So just as well all we had to take...
terry-spear's picture
Sep.09.2013
I loved visiting seven castles in Scotland, but one of my favorite sights was a Highland cow grazing in a Highland pasture. Oh, sure, you think, a cow??? Hey, I love longhorn steer also! They're just unusual enough to be nice and interesting. One of the things I found so remarkable about the...
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Aug.25.2013
The cemetery wasn’t very big, and there certainly weren’t this many headstones, so they must have had mass burials. Really sad. Here was one of the walls where headstones were set in memory of the yellow fever victims. Family members died within days of each other. And another. This shows the...
terry-spear's picture
Aug.24.2013
    Besides a fantastic candy store that really made you feel as though you gained pounds just by breathing in the sweet air, they had a couple of praline shops along the riverfront that were to die for. :)    I'm a chocoholic, but even I can't resist pralines.  ...