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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Sunday Scenery and Haggis

Today's Sunday Scenery shots are old photographs, the first two taken a couple of years ago while rolling Easter eggs at nearby Duffus Castle. The two beach shots were taken at the secluded beach at the edge of Culbin Forest, the other side of the Bay from where we usually walk, Findhorn can be seen on the other side of the water. The last one was taken at the top of a hill (whose name none of us can remember!) that gives a panoramic view from Lossiemouth in the West to Buckie in the East, I think this was taken even before we had Alfie. All these photos were taken on a Sunday so they count for SS, right?

Today is the birthday of Robert Burns and is celebrated by having a Burns Supper, typically Haggis (of course) neeps (turnips, usually mashed) and tatties (potatos, also mashed) washed down with copious amounts of whisky! (don't forget the liver salts!) To read more about the life and work of our great poet, click on his picture below.

Happy Robert Burns Day!

27 sniffy tailwags:

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

You continue to tempt us to relocate...
:)

Martha Basset said...

Lovely pictures! Happy Burns Night from all here!
Martha & Bailey xx

Mason Dixie said...

Those are some really great pics, Ohio does not have that here. Happy Burns day. =)

Stanislaw said...

You had me at "haggis."

Oh delish, delish..

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shots. :-)



I have tagged you to do a meme, just let me know if and when you do it though so i can have a read...hehe

Noah the Airedale said...

The photos are wonderful. Do you live anywhere near Keith? That's me Noah Keith lol.

tailwags
Noah

tarheelrambler said...

These document some great memories, I bet. Thanks for some Sunday Scenery from the past. :0) I've never had haggis, and I've heard mixed reports on it. But I like turnips and potatoes so that would be good for me.

Stella said...

My heart's in the highlands,
My heart is not here,
My heart's in the highlands a-chasing the deer . . .

Thats courtesy of my Mom who needs to come to Scotland soon. Keep watch for her, please and feed her lots of haggis, whatever that is.

Kisses,
Stella

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi!
I saw you were awarded by Nigel and had to come over to see your blog! How fabulous. My mom's last dog was named Snoopie. He was a beagle terrier mix so she has a thing for beagles. How fun.. four! I could have helped with the Easter egg hunt!

Norwood

Rose said...

Now why did Stella have to quote those lines--don't you know that now they will go round and round in my head?

Lovely pictures...I would love to see more of the stonework there.

Dina ... UK said...

Lovely photos....
I love old Ruins...
We are going to have to try and tour Scotland one day...

Gennasus said...

Was it Bin Hill near Garmouth? Looks a bit like it and I think it is the ONLY hill in the area!
We've missed out on our haggis today, might have to have a belated one.

Thor said...

What a wonderful pictures!

Love
Thor

RJ Flamingo said...

Wonderful shots all -- how can you go wrong with a beagle on the beach?

I'm with you on the neeps & tatties (let's not stint on the whiskey!), but I'll pass on the haggis, thanks. Unless of course there's plenty more whiskey first! :-)

I hope you'll stop by my Sunday Scenery!

River said...

Nice scenery! We celebrate Robert Burns' birthday here. My mom gets to sing some Scottish songs like Auld Lang Syne--(but a different prettier tune) at the hotel dinner. She said she won't eat the haggis but everything else goes well with whiskey. I've never had whiskey, smells weird to me. bol

love & wags,
River

Amber said...

Definitely beautiful Sunday Scenery! Hmmmm, haggis?? My Mom says she thinks she has heard of this but she's not sure. The neeps and tatties would be dee-lish though! Hope you are enjoying Robert Burns day! :)

Kisses,
Nala

uought2b.a.dog said...

Nice pictures! Especially like the rock ones.

Dot O said...

Happy Burns Day to you! I hope you had a nice Sunday celebration. Love the photos and of course, especially those that contain those lovable tri-color furbabies!

Glad I'm not alone in my lack of focus to task......

The Devil Dog said...

Oops. the ruins were in this post. Happy Birthday Robert Burns.

Roxy

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Those scenery are very nicely taken !

Eduardo said...

Great pics! We want to move there! Or at least visit!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Tibby said...

What lovely pics you have!
:) Tibby

Ruby Isabella said...

Happy Robert Burns day. That is some way to celebrate.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Happy Robert Burns day to you all!

I hope the haggis and the whisky went down well!

We liked your photos too.

lotsaluv from a fellow Neep and Tattie Basher,

Marvin xxxxxxx

Aileni said...

The castle shots remind me of castles in Wales.

The Army of Four said...

What beautiful photos! Our favorite Scottish poet is still Marvin, the Hollow Hound, though. Seriously. He's the profound hound!
Woo.
Luv,
Dave

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

BeaWOOtiful scenery!

I'm furry impressed that Joey's brother has a khastle!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra