What’s In My Garden? #82

White Bearded Iris (2020/09/01)

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

” A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure; above all, it should be an inquisitive, loving, but self-critical journey on the part of its owner.”   ~HE Bates

14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 11 – Arbroath

We left Dundee on our way to Arbroath. We spend so much time in Dundee that time was running out and, we had to start making decisions about what places of interest on our list we were going to skip. The roads were busy and, I took the wrong turn off. Had to get someplace to turn around to at least take a photo of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Arbroath was the location of the Battle of Arbroath in 1446. A series of disagreements between the Chief Justiciary of Arbroath, Alexander Lindsay, third Earl of Crawford, and Bishop James Kennedy of St Andrews resulted in Lindsay sacking the bishop’s lands and burning his properties. Lindsay was excommunicated for his troubles and, it was felt that this was incompatible with his role as Chief Justiciary. The monks of Arbroath Abbey selected Alexander Ogilvy of Inverquharity as his replacement and, the insult led to a pitched battle in the town, leaving 500 dead, including Lindsay and Ogilvy. Large parts of Arbroath were destroyed in the aftermath by the Lindsay family.

Declaration of Arbroath
Declaration of Arbroath
Arbroath
Arbroath
Arbroath
Arbroath
Arbroath
Arbroath

Arbroath Abbey was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion for a group of Tironensian Benedictine monks from Kelso Abbey. It was consecrated in 1197 with a dedication to the deceased Saint Thomas Becket, whom the king had met at the English court. It was William’s only foundation — he was buried before the high altar of the church in 1214.

The last Abbot was Cardinal David Beaton, who in 1522 succeeded his uncle James to become Archbishop of St Andrews. The Abbey is cared for by Historic Environment Scotland and is open to the public throughout the year. The distinctive red sandstone ruins stand at the top of the High Street in Arbroath. Unfortunately, dad and I ran out of time and, the Abbey had already closed. I took some photos through the fence. 

Arbroath Abbey
Arbroath Abbey
On route from Arbroath
On route from Arbroath

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it.” ~Annette White

Monochrome Monday: 30 November 2020

Taken at Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands

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Till next time, stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Black and White photography erases time from the equation.”  ~Jason Peterson

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 139/365

“Live Simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots.” ~Unknown

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 30 November

“I love myself, respect myself, and accept myself exactly as I am.”

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden: #81

Garden Nasturtium (2020/09/01)

Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium
Garden Nasturtium

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” ~Myron S. Kaufman

Sunday Portraits: 29 November 2020

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Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Silent Sunday: 29 November 2020

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Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 138/365

“You are not alone. Within you is the infinite creative power and presence, guiding you, loving you, and waiting to give you anything and everything you choose.” ~The Secret

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 29 November

“Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.”

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 28 November 2020

Good day everyone,

Today I need your help again. Mom had this plant that never flowered and this year it flowered for the first time. I have no idea what it is called. Can someone please help in identifying it

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Moms Special Plant

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound” ~Edwin Curran

What’s In My Garden? #80

Ivy, Hedera (09/10/2020)

Ivy, Hedera
Ivy, Hedera
Ivy, Hedera
Ivy, Hedera
Ivy, Hedera

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” ~Old French Proverb

Saturday Landscapes: 28 November 2020

Views from Links Battery on Orkney Island
Views of lighthouse from Links Battery on Orkney Island

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Have a amazing Saturday.

Coreen

“Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a people, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.” ~Robert Kennedy, Jr.

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 137/365

“You are responsible for your own happiness.” ~don Miguel Ruiz The Mastery of love

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen

My Affirmation for Today: 28 November

“I take responsibility and I am moving towards my dream.”

Have a fantastic day.

Coreen

Flowering Herbs: 27 November 2020

Taken with my Huawei P30 lite.

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Coreen

Fauna and Flora Friday: 27 November 2020

Burchell’s Zebra, Equus quagga burchellii

Burchell’s Zebra,is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It is named after the British explorer and naturalist William John Burchell. Common names include the Bontequagga, Damaraland zebra, and Zululand zebra . Burchell’s zebra is the only subspecies of zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption.

Like most plains zebras, Burchells live in small family groups. These can be either harem or bachelor groups, with harem groups consisting of one stallion and one to six mares and their most recent foals, and bachelor groups containing two to eight unattached stallions. The males in bachelor herds are often the younger or older stallions of the population, as they are most likely not experienced enough or strong enough to defend breeding rights to a group of females from challengers. These small groups often congregate together in larger herds around water and food sources, but still, maintain their identity as family units while in the population gatherings.

Formerly, the Burchell’s zebra range was centered north of the Vaal/Orange river system, extending northwest via southern Botswana to Etosha and the Kaokoveld, and southeast to Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal. Now extinct in the middle portion, it survives at the northwestern and southeastern ends of the distribution.

Burchell’s zebra migrates the longest distance of any terrestrial animal in Africa, traveling 160 miles one way.

Burchell’s Zebra
Burchell’s Zebra
Burchell’s Zebra
Burchell’s Zebra
Burchell’s Zebra

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. I hope you also learned something new today.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower of the day: 27 November 2020

Bearded Iris

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Bearded Iris
Bearded Iris

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

“Minds are like flowers, they open only when the time is right.” ~Stephen Richards

What’s In My Garden? #79

House Sparrow and Cape Weaver at Feeder (10/05/2020)

House Sparrow and Cape Weaver at Feeder
House Sparrow and Cape Weaver at Feeder
House Sparrow and Cape Weaver at Feeder

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

“Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden.”  ~Unknown

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 136/365

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Have a Blessed day.

Coreen