Scotland

I’ve been in Scotland a week now and was able to take a few photos, so I thought you might like to see a couple of them. When I arrived in the UK, the whole country had a blanket of snow everywhere. Which does happen, but not very often. Two days ago it snowed all day (around 6-8 inches). And all of the children in the village went sledding (they call it sledging in this part of the world). It warmed up a little bit that night and by the next morning almost all of the snow that had been here for two weeks was gone! I had to rub my eyes in disbelief, yes mom, I know….”Don’t Rub Your Eyes!”  There is a river that runs next to the village and in one night it went from running half full to almost overflowing it’s banks. It’s supposed to rain for the next 5 days and there are flood watches posted.

I’m helping a friend rip up carpet, linoleum and a sandstone floor, plus doing some fix it jobs, so I will be posting less frequently than in the past. And it’s wet outside. They have a saying here in Scotland, “If you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes and it will change”. I have found this to be very true in my many visits to Scotland. I think it’s due to being a narrow land mass, not tall mountains and right in the path of storms coming in from the Atlantic headed to Europe.

one quarter of Penpont

one quarter of the village of Penpont

Penpont about to be burned up by the sun

Penpont about to be burned up by the sun

Penpont saved by the snow

Penpont saved by the snow

snow

stone wall

I called it a stone fence, it’s called a stone wall here

Penpont church

built in the 12th century, rebuilt in 1867

church

it's not really haunted

sheep

church and river

river

same river 24 hours later

same river 24 hours later

rushing river

small waterfall

small waterfall

wee cottage

wee cottage

trees

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5 thoughts on “Scotland

  1. utgod99

    Man it looks peaceful there!!!! I don’t know if I would be able to leave there!!! What’s with the cars just parked in the middle of the road all facing different directions?

    • Yes, it’s very peaceful here and almost all of the residents know each other. And they greet each other whenever they meet. They even say hello to me! There is no off-street parking for some of the houses on this street, so they are allowed to park on one side of the road only. Traffic in the parked car lane just have to wait until it’s clear to go around.

  2. dmorris224

    We need more info and pictures We all are following your trip !!!

    • You are aware I’m in Scotland…..and the sun only shines here for two weeks a year……and those aren’t consecutive days! I’m in the middle of ripping up a sandstone slab floor and reinstalling concrete with a laminate surface on top. More pictures coming soon.

  3. I want to live in the wee cottage!

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