As this book club takes on a life of its own, and as followers (who have lives) need a chance to see previous entries, AND as there is more and more information that I find interesting and want you all to see in an interesting way, I have decided to put it in a blog that I set up over 7 months ago. Yes, seven months ago. I didn’t know what to blog about. No, I do NOT have a hard time making decisions. Pfffttt!!
For this first experiment in blogging, all the previous notes, as well as adding pictures that guest researchers have been kind enough to assist me with for the current lesson are included. Here are the current notes and you can come back to look at the pictures in their appropriate places. http://tl.gd/n_1smnbsd Don’t forget, the questions are for discussing, all the rest is just for fun. Don’t panic if you don’t get through it!! It’s just info I found along the way. Others might/might not care. It’s OKAY!!
I would like to thank @RobertWealleans @beulahcrusoe and @squaresausage18 for their pictures and research!!
Here are Outlander Coins by Robert Wealleans. The powerpoint I made will take a minute (or 2) to load, but there are other pictures to look at while you wait!! Coins of OL-Final Make sure you click on the screen to start the show. Again, an experiment. I don’t know how it will work on your computer. It won’t work on a phone. It took 5-6 hours to make that powerpoint! It lasts for 30 seconds. I’d better get better at it!!
I did not get the correct proportions of the coins, so I apologize for my ignorance of that. Americans, what do they know?? (I’m American, so I’m making fun of myself, as well) But it really gives you an idea of the variety of money from the 1700’s. Thanks, Robert!!!!!
And here are photos of a sgian dubh (or dhu, as Herself has written in OL) taken by Beulah.
Beulah took her favorite new pocket Frasers to a Scottish Gathering! Way to go, Beu!!!
And then I sent Fiona into the wild. She was willing and came back with some blooming wildflowers that she found. The list of flowers and herbs that were listed in the book weren’t to be found on this outing, but I’m sure you will enjoy seeing pix taken fresh yesterday from our favorite country, Scotland. Fionna promises to keep us updated on flowering flora as it blooms.
Fiona says that when the bluebells are in full bloom, the heavenly scent can be smelled everywhere. That thought reminds me of honeysuckle. Love that!! Almost smellivision!
This last bunch is a mystery flower. There was no tag, but Fiona thought it was worth putting in the collection. Anyone as knowledgeable as Claire? What is it??
There were a few more that I might add in a different post, but here it is, last but not least, the Thistle. It hasn’t bloomed yet, but Fiona promises to keep us apprised!! I hope you enjoyed your afternoon out as much as we have enjoyed looking at these, Fiona! Thanks, so much!
Here are the other “lessons” from the last 2 weeks of #readabookor2 Chapter1: http://tl.gd/n_1smhsvj Chapter 2: tl.gd/n_1smhelu Chapters 3-10: http://tl.gd/n_1sml8c9 And the current lesson again, Chapters 11-16: http://tl.gd/n_1smnbsd
We will be completely on the blog for next week!! See you Sunday at 8 P.M. CDT, USA time! Thanks, so much!
Mrs. Fitz and woodzey1