Monday, November 30, 2009

November Contest Winners!!!

Congrats to Jill, Lisa, and Susan! You are the three chosen winners for the November contest! You've each won a signed copy of my anthology, A Highlander Christmas! Yay!
I've sent all of you private emails, so please respond with your mailing address and I'll get these copies out asap!
THANKS to everyone who participated! And I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! I've been out of town visiting family and have only just returned. Now...time to shop for Christmas!!!! EEK!
I'll be posting a Holiday Contest here soon, so check my website and here for details!
Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How big is YOUR stack?

Lol! Get your minds out of the gutter! I'm talkin' about your TBR stack! Well...this isn't exactly MY stack. Mine is double that! Two big fat tall, teetering piles of fabuloso books to be read! They all look so darn good and junk! (this is totally random, but have you seen that Pot Hole commercial? The pot hole is a southern belle with a TWANG and JUNK--lol!) Anyway.
I think I have started nearly every book in my two TBR piles, but something always drags me away, and I haven't finished one of them yet! Including SHUTTER ISLAND--and it is DARN GOOD! I'd told my pal Kim Lenox about it, and that Stinker has already finished it! (I'm shaking my fist at you, Kimbo) But where do you find the time to read?
I swear, time DRAGGED by when I was a kid. It took FOREVER for Christmas to roll around, and summertime lasted a lifetime. Now....ZIP! It all flies by! BOOHOOO!
Okay! What's on your TBR pile? Here's just the top of mine:
Shutter Island
The Shining (again! I have read this one, but it's GOOD!)
Sunrise Song (again--one of my favorite Kathleen Eagle books!)
The Ghost Huntress
At Dawn We Slept (Pearl Harbor)
So...what's in YOUR stack??? :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween everyone! What a fun time of year! I ADORE Halloween and all that comes with it. We have a few must-do, must-see favorites around our house! Two are Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein, and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Johnny Depp is an all-time favorite of mine anyway, but his portrayal of Ichabod Crane is THE BEST EVER!

Love me some Trick-or-Treaters, too! And what's Halloween without Lou and Bud running into three of Hollywoods greatest monsters ever? Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman! We can't forget about Casper, or Stephen King's SILVER BULLET (love me some Corey Haim in that one!) (or Stephen King's ANYTHING, really!), and we add Edward Scissorhands into the mix as well. You HAVE to have a good haunted house thrown in, and since my kids are too big for me to follow them around and trick or treat, I mooch off my friend's kids (this year we have Superman, Buzz Lightyear and WOODY!)

I remember when I was a kid, our Halloween costumes came in those flimsy white boxes with a see-through plastic top. You had your choice of Casper, a monster, a princess, and a few more. FUN DAYS INDEED!!!!

Gotta love Edward Scissorhands' hair! Sort of looks like Edward Cullen's!!! Ha!

We are SO watching Abbot and Costello, and Sleepy Hollow TONIGHT! Yay! "Heeey, Chick! Whoooa Chick!" LOL! That is some classic funny stuff!!!! And with Tim Burton, you can't go wrong!

I just finished putting candy in little Halloween bags for Trick-or-Treaters, and while I've had my front porch decorated since the first of October, I'm doing the final spooky touches tonight. I'm terrible about uploading pics, but I'll take some and post!

Happy Halloween, and BEWARE OF THE HARVEST MOOOOON..........

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Hey, Christina and Armenia! CONGRATS!! You have won a signed copy of A Highlander Christmas! :)

Just email me your full name and mailing address to, subject line: HIGHLAND WINNER

THANKS for everyone who commented, and your chance to win is not over! During the month of November I'll be collecting names for 3 drawings for a signed copy of A Highlander Christmas. If you're seeing this here, you can go ahead and email me early (before I have it listed on my Contest page!) at subject line: NOVEMBER CONTEST.

Good luck, and congrats to the winners!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Highlander Christmas CONTEST!

While I'm not quite finished enjoying my favorite month (OCTOBER!) or holiday (HALLOWEEN!), A Highlander Christmas, my Christmas anthology, will hit the shelves November 3rd, so I thought I'd better hurry up and get a contest rolling! :)

Dawn Halliday and Sophie Renwick are the other contributing authors, and their stories are fabulous! Mine is, of course, ghostly, and involves a Munro ancestor! :)

A CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Paige MacDonald's Highland tour takes a surprising turn when a storm forces her to seek refuge in a forbidding castle already inhabited by the dead-sexy spirit of Gabriel Munro...

So! All you have to do is simply comment here, and tell me your favorite holiday! I'll randomly select two winners TUESDAY, OCT 27th. The winners will recieve each a copy of A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS!

Good luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Hey! Do you see a resemblance here? LOL!
I ADORE Christopher Walken, especially as the Hessian Horseman in Tim Burton's, Sleepy Hollow (I'll blog about that later!~LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!)

And how freaking cool is Martha Stewart as the GHOSTLY EQUESTRIENNE! BOOHOOO! I wanna be the GHOSTLY EQUESTRENNE!!! Lol! She looks so COOL! Wicked contacts in her eyes and a nice oogie scar on her pasty ghost face! And her top hat ROCKS! :) This Halloween issue of her magazine rocks, too. Lots of great recipes and other cool stuff!!!

More later! I'm off to Georgia Romance Writer's Moonlight and Magnolias Conference in Norcross, GA (outskirts of Atlanta), so if anyone is close by, come on over on Saturday for the literature book signing/sale and say HI!!!!

And PS...THANK YOU EVERYONE for all your wonderful fine comments on Thirteen Chances! You're so sweet! I loved writing Christian's story! He's always been one of my favorite characters!!!! :)

See ya'll soon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Wow! Can you believe the first day of fall is already here? This year has flown by so fast! But today and the entire month of October are my favorites of the year. Here on Georgia's coast, it doesn't get nearly as gorgeous as this picture, but a short drive north takes us to the North Georgia and Tennessee mountains--VERY PRETTY! I would love to do a New England drive this year, and we might since my daughter has a Fall Break!
So now it's time for pumpkins! Pumpkin bread! Apples! Apple...anything! I Fall'd out my house this past weekend, so the Fall flag is flying and the wreath is hung! I do need to still go get some Mums, though!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SHUTTER ISLAND~Leonardo DiCaprio!

Oooh, MAN! I love me some Leo DiCaprio, and in Februrary his latest releases: SHUTTER ISLAND. YIKES! Set in 1954, Leo (along with Mark Ruffalo) plays a pair of US Marshals in the novel-made-for-Big Screen movie by Dennis Lehane. (I just bought the book and started reading it last night--WOW!)

Bare-bones plot: In 1954, two U.S. marshals investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane on an island in Massachusetts. They run into trouble when they are deceived by the hospital's chief administrator, a hurricane hits and an inmate riot traps them on the island.

You've GOT to go to the official ShutterIsland website and watch the trailer--it is freaky-spooky, and man--Leo is HOT! Lol! I can't wait for this movie! Release date Feb. 19th, 2010:

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Hey ya'll! WOW! What great posts! Thank you ALL for joining in!

The winners are: from the Blog: Razlovers Book Blog, and SueG!!! You can email me at along with your name and mailing address!

From the email entries: Charyn, from Frisco, TX, and Debbie, from New Orleans, LA!!!

Congrats to all of you! I truly hope all of you who pick up a copy of Thirteen will enjoy Christian and Emma's tale. They've become some of my favorite people!

NOW--KEEP ENTERING! For the entire month of September, I'll draw a name from emailed entries WEEKLY to win a copy of Thirteen Chances. If you've already entered, you are ENTERED for the month! If not, send an email to subject line 13Chances! :) Leave your name and city, as well. Winners will be posted in a new blog, and emailed of their win as well.

THANKS everyone! And HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!!!!!


Monday, August 31, 2009


Although copies are already circulating through the stores, Thirteen Chances officially releases TOMORROW!
I've been giving away copies of Thirteen Chances throughout August, and I'm about to give away MORE!
Starting now, throughout Thursday evening, I will draw 2 names from the entries I already have from the previous drawings. ALSO...COME BY AND COMMENT HERE! Thurs evening I will pick TWO more names--of commenters to this blog. So come by and get the chance to win a book! :)
And thanks to all of my readers! I really appreciate all the support and wonderful emails you've sent!
Now, a little about the book (from book description at
Christian is a fierce Welsh Crusader who's vowed to wait for his true love, Emma, forever. Eight hundred years later, he's still walking the earth as a spirit, thanks to a mangled magic spell. Now, three witches are determined to bring Emma's and Christian's souls together for all eternity. But if they fail, Christian and Emma's love will be lost forever...
Christian is one of my favorite heroes yet. He is (in my opinion) JUST RIGHT! Chivalry mixed with the wisdom of someone who has seen and lived (or unlived!) it all, with a bit of modernism to keep things interesting. That poor guy has had to wait 72 years in between encounters with his true love, Emma, and then, after making her fall in love with him each time, watches her die. Sob! It's not until the Ballaster sisters--a foursome of white witches--vows to concoct the most chanciest of spells to bring these two souls together for all eternity. They've only got one chance left--the Thirteenth!
Amidst the wooing you'll find all of my previous heroes and heroines coming together for several chapters! It's always fun to bring boisterous ole Tristan back, and the modern world just hasn't been the same since the Munro clan gained mortality!
I hope you all enjoy this tale. It was, for me, a tale from the heart. :)
Now don't forget to stop by here between now and Thursday! I'll pick two names to recieve a book each!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another Winner!

Congratulations, GINA, from SACRAMENTO, CA! You've won an advanced copy of Thirteen Chances!

One more week until RELEASE DAY!!!! I'll choose TWO winners this week, so if you've already entered, YOU'RE ENTERED. If not, drop me your name and city to with the subject line: 13CHANCES!

Thanks to everyone for their interest in my stories!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Week 3 of ARC contest!

Congrats, Shelly, from Houston, TX! You've won an advanced reader copy of Thirteen Chances!

Okay, guys--TWO more weeks of contesting left! If you've already entered, you're ENTERED for the next two weeks! I'll randomly draw a name next Monday, and the following Monday!

Thanks for entering!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

13Chances-Week 2 Winner Announced!

Hey Everyone! Thirteen Chances release date draws closer and closer! And here's Week #2's winner: Patty, from Mankato, MN!!! Congrats, Patty! I hope you enjoy!

I will draw another winner next Monday NIGHT (I will be out of town and wont return until then) for another Advanced copy of Thirteen Chances. If you've already sent your name in for an entry, you are ALREADY ELIGBLE to WIN! :)

Thanks, Everyone! And I hope you're enjoying this hot summer!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

First Winner Announced!!!

Hey! Congrats to Chelsea, from Meridian, MISSISSIPPI! You are the first winner of my Thirteen Chances contest!

Now--those who have already entered, no need to re-enter for the next ARC to give away. ALREADY ENTERED! I will select another name next Monday, AUG 10th. :) Check back here for winners! And remember--THIRTEEN CHANCES will be available on the shelves on September 1st!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ethan and Amelia!

Check out the wonderful surprise I recieved yesterday when I opened my reader email! 16 year old Alisa from Idaho created these after her mom gave Alisa the OK to read my books! She was inspired after reading HIGHLAND KNIGHT and is now Hooked on Highlanders! :) Aren't these great? If you can enlarge the pic with Ethan and Amelia you'll find quotes from the book in the background. Too cool!!!
She is a fantastic sketch artist as well. Check out her art gallery!
Thanks, Alisa! This was a great surprise and I've got both printed out to save!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hey Everyone! How's the summer going for you all?
Well...Sept. 1st is the release date for my fifth novel, THIRTEEN CHANCES! And to celebrate the upcoming release I will be running a few simple contests. I am announcing it here first, followed by my Contest page on the website, .
All you have to do is send your name and city/state to, with the subject line: 13Chances. The first winner will be chosen August 3rd, and the prize: An ARC (advanced reader copy) of Thirteen Chances! Now--these ARCs are slightly unconventional. They are larger than book size--larger than my usual ARCs (the pink ones). These are bound copies my editor was kind enough to print up for me, and they're more like a bound manuscript, with a full color cover (as pictured above).
You can begin entering now!
And I hope everyone's enjoying their summer! I've been busy working on new project ideas, and will update you ASAP!!!!
Good luck!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Summertime!!!

How's this for a great picture? This is Kirsten, my Name that Character winner from The Netherlands! Isn't she gorgeous? She was kind enough to send me this pic with her prizes included, and permission to post her on my blog. She is super-nice and a wonderful reader! Thanks so much, Kirsten!!!!

So how is everyone's summertime going? It is HOT and MUGGY here on Georgia's coast! But fun! My daughter says I've been going down Memory Lane, because for the 4th of July we're doing everything I did as a kid. What fun memories they are! We're cooking out, making pulled pork bbq, potatoe salad, Brunswick Stew, boiled peanuts, shooting off fireworks, and making home-made peach ice cream! I think we'll wrap the night up by watching INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE SAND LOT!!!! :)

So what are YOU doing for the summer? :)

I'll post again later! MESSY HOUSE TO CLEAN!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Shadow Guard/Scotland Contest Winner!!!!


As always, I appreciate everyone's participation and readership! Ya'll are the best! If you haven't checked out Kim Lenox's Shadow Guard series, hurry and get both Night Falls Darkly and her latest release, So Still the Night! It's a breathtaking trip through spooky, foggy, murderous Victorian London! :) In my opinion, no one does it better than Kim!

I will be working on another contest soon, in honor of my Sept. 1st release, THIRTEEN CHANCES. Keep an eye out on my Contest Page on the website for more details!

Thanks again, guys, and congrats, Christina!

I'm still in Florida visiting my mom and sisters, so once I return home I'll blog some great pics!

I hope everyone's enjoying their summer!!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Rainy Day in Savannah!

Well I've tried to upload a great rainy-day pic of Savannah, but Blogger is being DIFFICULT! How's everyone's May going? It has been raining here for at least a week, and we had a cold snap a few days back. All GREAT for me! I love rainy days! Not easy to grill weenies and burgers in the rain, though (for Memorial Day!).
So do any of you have MD plans? Me and my daughter are headed down to Florida (where it's raining!) to visit my mom, dad, sisters, and bro-in-laws! Baby sis is PREGGO--the first baby since MY baby Tyler--and that was 16 years ago! YIKES! So we are very excited to have a new little baby in the family! :) I'm ready to go spoil that kid sister ROTTEN! :)
And I just recently bought a fantastic new SLR digital camera--Nikon. It takes GREAT pics, and boy--I wish I'd had it when in Scotland! Well--maybe it's a good thing I didn't have it, or it'd be smashed like my other digital from The Fall! YIKES!
Okay--check back here on June 1st where I'll announce the winner of the Shadow Guard/Scotland Contest! :) And if you haven't entered, HURRY! Go to my Contest page, or send an email, subject line: Shadow Guard/Scotland, to and give your name and location (city/state/country). :)
Thanks, and have a great Memorial Day!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kim Lenox' SO STILL THE NIGHT Released!!!! And a CONTEST!

Congratulations to my best pal, Kim Lenox! The second novel of the Shadow Guard series, So Still the Night, has just RELEASED!!!! This is another fantastic jaunt through fog-laden Victorian London, and you will LOVE Mark, the hero! He is SEX-AY! (and ain't Kim purty? :) *Hi Kim!!!!*

Here's the back-cover blurb:
Marcus Helios was a member of the Shadow Guard until one reckless act changed it all, bringing him to the edge of madness. His hope for salvation lies in a cryptic message contained within two cryptic scrolls he believes to be in the possession of an enigmatic beauty named Mina. And Mina is not about to hand over the scrolls' secrets to a total stranger. But someone else has designs on the mysterious relics, and on Mark: Jack the Ripper's jilted bride. Her malevolent embrace will trap everyone within reach, and her dark plans will challenge the powers of all she is destined to destroy.

CONTEST INFO: I lifted this from my last post, so forgive the repetitiveness!
I'll be running one more contest before the summer arrives, and this will be during the month of May. In honor of my best pal, Kim Lenox's May 5th release, So Still the Night, book two in her Shadow Guard series (AWESOME, by the way!!!) I am going to give away a signed copy of So Still the Night, a signed copy of one of my back list books, as well as a few things I brought back with me from SCOTLAND: a nice lamb's wool plaid (of course!) scarf, an Edinburgh Castle magnet, and a collection of note cards with the beautiful Bamburgh Castle sketched on the front! :) I'll have more details on my Contest Page for this, but for now, send your name and location in an email, subject line: Shadow Guard/Scotland, to: . I'll select a winner May 21st!
You can visit Kim's website at She has a beautiful website with lots of cool things to check out!
I'll be posting the contest officially on my Contest Page ASAP!
And thanks to everyone who has posted about my trip to Scotland! It was a TOTAL BLAST and I couldn't have found a better travel partner than my daughter Tyler. She is so much fun to be with, and is excited to see any and everything! Once I get caught up with my new proposals I'll post more pics!
Thanks again! You guys are the best!

Friday, May 1, 2009


OKAY! I have to first say, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Spring Contest/Name that Best Friend! You all had some fabulous entries, and it was SUPER HARD to choose a winner--which is why I had to choose TWO winners!
So! The winners are...Lisa Grey, with her name choices as Marresol for the girl, and Dylan for the guy, and Kirsten Steins (of The Netherlands!), with her choices as Philomena for the girl, and Nathaniel (Nate) as the guy.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You each get one of the above tea sets shown above, plus a signed copy of my 2010 release that will have your character names in the book!
Thank you again for all who participated! Now, I'll be running one more contest before the summer arrives, and this will be during the month of May. In honor of my best pal, Kim Lenox's May 5th release, So Still the Night, book two in her Shadow Guard series (AWESOME, by the way!!!) I am going to give away a signed copy of So Still the Night, a signed copy of one of my back list books, as well as a few things I brought back with me from SCOTLAND: a nice lamb's wool plaid (of course!) scarf, an Edinburgh Castle magnet, and a collection of note cards with the beautiful Bamburgh Castle sketched on the front! :) I'll have more details on my Contest Page for this, but for now, send your name and location in an email, subject line: Shadow Guard/Scotland, to: . I'll select a winner May 21st!
GOOD LUCK, and once again, Congrats to Lisa and Kirsten!

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Okay. I'm just going to get these horrible pics of my broken face out the way right off the bat! This is about 6 hours after The Fall. "Ally" our super-cute James McAvoy-ish tour guide took us to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where I was x-rayed, broken nose affirmed, paper stitched, and my big goose egg forehead bandaged. FUN! The black eye was just starting up at that point.
Ahhhh, here we go! This is actually post-fall day 3! You can't really tell the greatness of the black eyes, but there ya go!

Here's our room! Nice tea making stuff that we utilized every morning and every night! We also went down the street to a little market and bought sleeves of Digestives-grainy/sweet type cookie. YUM!

Just beautiful scenery, and then me, by....THE KEEP! Lol! That's at Alnwick Castle in Northumbria, England, home of Hogwarts and Harry Potter!

This beauty is one I've not visited before until this trip--Bamburgh Castle, also in Northumbria, England. Perched on volcanic rock overlooking the North Sea, it is one seriously amazing castle. The view from the battlements overlooked the ocean, and what an image of knights keeping watch it conjured up!

Here's my travel buddy and daughter, Tyler, standing next to a medieval door at Bamburgh!

Here's me, standing on the battlements. See? Gorgeous North Sea view!

Here's the Forth Bridge, or Forth Railway Bridge, which crosses from Edinburgh over into Fife. Such a cool bridge!!

I just loved this sign! Galashiels, Jedburgh, Leith--oh my!

DEFINITELY one of our trip highlights! This beautiful 15th century ruin is Kilchurn Castle in Argyll and Bute. I've always wanted to go here but this was the first time I've actually visited. You walk out quite a ways once you park, and you can climb all through the ruins. An amazing structure, and it's been photographed quite a lot from the OTHER side of the loch (Loch Awe), with the castle and mountains reflecting into the water. It was very inspiring!!!

Here's Tyler at the base of Kilchurn. It was just amazing! And COLD!

GORSE! It was EVERYWHERE in full bloom! This was taken on Easter Sunday, and I found something out about gorse that I never knew. Not only is it very prickly, but the blooms smell like...COCONUTS!!! It's true! I sniffed them! And it was like smelling an open bottle of suntun oil! Cool, huh?

Here's a shot from the side of Alnwick Castle. (Have you noticed yet how my pictures are SO out of order and disorganized? EEK! I can't figure out this picture loading stuff for nothin'!)

Hamish the "Hairy Coo"! Just like the ones Rob Roy MacGregor used to rustle! Only the original shaggy cows were all black, unlike Hamish who was a lovely ginger color!

This guy in Edinburgh (in Old Town, on the Royal Mile) was playing the HECK out of his bagpipes! Cool!

Here's Tyler on the battlements at Bamburgh Castle!

This is a view from an arrow slit in Kilchurn Castle. I thought it'd be cool to look out and see just what the archer saw!

Kilchurn Castle again! I loved it! I would have loved it MORE had we been there all alone! Or maybe at 6am, or maybe at 8pm! But my daughter informed me that the castles were there for EVERYONE to enjoy! (bossy kid)

This is just some amazing dramatic scenery, with the impending storm. We never did get heavily rained on, although that would have been totally fine!

A shot of Edinburgh, from the Royal Mile. That pointy, darker structure in the middle that looks like a rocket is the Scott Monument.

One of my favorite pics of Ty--this is on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and a great pub! (with great food!)

Tyler with the beautiful green scenery behind her! If you look hard, you'll see a fuzzy structure in the back. A beautiful inhabited castle! (wish it was MINE!)

Another shot of Kilchurn Castle!

This place had some wicked good breakfast!

Beautimus scenery in the Highlands!

Another bird's view from the battlements at Bamburgh Castle.

One of the many wicked cool "closes" (very narrow alleys) in Old Town Edinburgh. Notice the wagon marks in the cobble! (next to the very modern, unattractive but necessary TRASH CANS!)

Here's Tyler, again in....KILCHURN!!! Lol!

Here is just some dude in a kilt with (I don't think you can see it here) tattoo on his calf!

Here's me (obviously, post-fall, hence the glasses) on the path to Alnwick Castle (Hogwarts!) The daffodils were in full bloom, and unfortunately all I had left at that point was black and white film! EEK!

Here's just a random shot in Old Town Edinburgh!

The Highlands, still with snow at the tops!

Ahhh. I took this especially for my best pals Kim Lenox, Rita-Marie Hester, Betsy Kane, and my editor, who have all grown hungry with my descriptions of fish n' chips in my stories. MY GOSH! It's almost a sin! The BEST I've ever had, and it was at a little small chip shop run by these two wiry-haired old gals who could FRY LIKE THE DEVIL! This at Loch Ness, JUST before The Big Fall. Lol!

Here's Tyler, about to dig in!

Here's part of the desolate Rannoch Moors!

Here again at this little town on Loch Ness!

Here we are, just after leaving Loch Ness and The Big Fall had already occurred! You can't see it well in this pic, but I've got a bandage on the bridge of my nose, and it just wouldn't really stop bleeding! Nasty! (but we finished the tour!)

Another cool close in Edinburgh!

Wow! A pic of me without my broken face! :) See my castle in the background? :) (wish wish!)

Here's a misty shot of Edinburgh Castle. Some of the pics I took that day won't even scan because the mist is so heavy, it comes out nothing but white!

Misty Edinburgh!

This gorgeous Celtic cross is actually complete--but my goofy ole scanner won't recognize the rest of the pic because it's so misty white!

Tyler by Alnwick Castle!

Me beside Kilchurn Castle!

Beautiful Highland loch!

Sheep! They were everywhere! was lambing season, and cute adorable little lambies were frolicking and bouncing all over the place. They were so CUTE!!!!

DOUNE CASTLE! If you've ever watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, THIS is the castle used. It is a really neat castle, and as you can tell it was gloomy this part of the day. Gloomy and WONDERFUL! We didn't get to go inside. Maybe another time! (when I get brave enough to DRIVE again!)

MY FAVORITE PLACE--GLENCOE!!!! I took so many shots here, I just couldn't post them all, but here are a few of my favorite. It's hard to have a bad shot of this haunting setting. This place hums with history and an eeriness that no other place does for me. The Big Massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692 (Feb) is chilling and still felt in this craggy landscape and town to this day. In Gaelic, it's referred to as Mort Ghlinne Comhann, meaning Murder of Glen Coe. You can read about it here:

The dark stuff? That's OLD HEATHER! :) It normally blooms in its full, beautiful lavender color in July/August. It starts fading in September, turns a brown first, and then really dark. Sometimes it's burned off. To me, it's beautiful no matter what color! :)

OKAY! Now that's not even 1/3rd of my pictures! But I'm pooped out! And I bet you're tired of scrolling through and looking at pics! I'll leave these up for a bit and then scan some more (and I'll try not to be repetetive!).
Don't forget! TOmorrow I'll announce the Spring Contest Winner! So check back here to see if you've won!