Tag Archives: Scotland’s Isle of Skye

The Game is Still afoot!


“You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.” ~Sherlock Holmes ~ The Boscombe Valley Mystery “You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” ~Sherlock Holmes ~ A Scandal in Bohemia   Though I’d … Continue reading

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Thinking like Sherlock


“By a man’s finger nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boot, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs — by each of these things a man’s calling is … Continue reading

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Grave Symbols & Hump Day Happenings


Many years ago my husband and I volunteered to care for an abandoned country cemetery not far from our home. We like cemeteries mainly for their history, but also for the love people have left there. He and I were … Continue reading

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50+ shades of emotion


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. If … Continue reading

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Ambassadors of sentiment


Few people in history actually define an era or period. Napoleon did briefly. I’d say the regnal eras, those dynastic periods defined by the reign of a king or queen, are the ones that seem to stick. Eras defined as … Continue reading

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Funday Happenings


That’s not a typo. 😀 To have one less mentally busy day and still have a good time on this blog, I’ve decided Sundays will be all about wonder and smiles. In honor of mentally kicking back once in a … Continue reading

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Hope is the thing with feathers


I stumbled upon something recently that I’d never heard of before. As I was examining symbols in literature, it seemed fitting to add it to the rest. You can’t leave the topic of allegory without touching upon  the Extended Metaphor. … Continue reading

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