Wow--I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last confession! To make up for my lapse on a slow-news day, here's a short travelogue about the weird animals of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. (Thanks to M and to my sister Bonnie for letting me raid their vacation photos.)
Let's begin in the tiny seaside village of Plockton, where the BBC's Hamish Macbeth TV series was filmed:
What is most remarkable about Plockton is that there is a dog there that walks himself:
For many years the push-me-pull-ewe was thought to be extinct. But then M spotted this one on the Isle of Skye:
Throughout the Northwest Highlands there are cows that people often mistake for Donald Trump:
See what I mean? (By the way, this is not one of the vacation pics.)
You've probably heard of Loch Ness. Here's a nice picture of it--with a run-down castle that reminds me of the abandoned house where I used to hang out:
As for the fabled Loch Ness Monster, here's proof that there's not just one of them, but THREE:
Finally for your enjoyment, I present a bunch of drowned rats:
I think Robert Burns must have had digital cameras in mind when he wrote, "O wad some Power the giftie gie us / To see oursels as others see us!"
New Post! Exciting News About Our Picture Book!
2 weeks ago