March 19, 2010

cairnsmore of fleet . . hidden treasures

remembering adventures from last summer . . .
when we followed signs up into heathery hillson to the beautiful cairnsmore of fleet

hoping to discover hidden carvings by matt baker
we mused over poetic clues to find the treasures

clues such as
"before the river is bridged, don't get your feet wet "

or "twixt viaduct & forest, we lived here once "(see the sculpted face tucked away?)
the ancient ruin of the medieval township Cullendoch

feral goats, pegrines, dragonflies & grouse

bog-cotton, sundews, sphagnam mossso much to see there on the
scottish natural heritage site

31 comments:

  1. I followed your link - wow - what a creative and fabulous art installation - I love it! :-)

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  2. This is so cool, Ruthie. I hope I get to see that Scottish natural heritage site some day. And that goat looks so happy. Matt's work is terrific, thanks for this post.

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  3. I love it I love it! I'm going to look this up and put in on my list of places to see.

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  4. Hi Ruthie,

    Thank you so much for posting piccy's of the places I love and hope to return to someday. Have a great day!

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  5. That looks like an incredible place! thanks for the tour...

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  6. Treasures a-plenty! Thanks for sharing, Ruthie. Bright wishes. xx

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  7. On our recent Clints of Dromore ramble we managed three of the 5 clues Ruthie.Hush,Heart and Scene Shifter.We didn't find 'Ocean',the "before the river is bridged, don't get your feet wet " possibly because of the water level.Nor did we find 'Erratic',it was unlikely to be on our route.Haven't they made a wonderful presentation at the Visitors Centre.
    Lovely blog.

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  8. This looks like the perfect treasure hunt to me, with fabulous sculptures to see along the way. I would love to visit this place someday. It is always good to see your lovely photos. I wish Summer was here now!
    I hope your moving plans is going well.
    All best wishes.
    Jo.xx:)

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  9. I like the photo of the little goat ~ cute!

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  10. good tips, Ruthie!
    (*v*)

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  11. Thank you, Ruthie; I find Scotland so fascinating; would love to spend some time there. My brother's been several times. I'll follow those links. xa

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  12. This whole area is fantastically beautiful. It's a long time since i've visited.
    I love the little hidden carving.
    Many thanks once again Ruthie.
    xxx

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  13. Wow! what a wonderful place. I will have to visit sometime.

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  14. This looks amazing! I would love to take a walk and discover these! I'm actually (not so)secretly plotting to possibly get back to Scotland or Ireland for a little visit near the end of the summer. I hope I can!!!

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  15. Sounds like the very best kind of 'treasure hunting'. *sigh*... Wish I could join you.

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  16. a very lovely blog post, I enjoyed journeying with you, and I now want to secrete treasures like the ones you found, what a wonderful thing he's doing

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  17. I know this landscape a little after visiting nearby. You are very fortunate to live in this charming and beautiful corner of Scotland.

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  18. summer memories are grand when we are in the gray season. Loved a poetic peak into your travels.

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  19. Hi Ruthie,
    I've really enjoyed quietly following your blog for a while now - its always very inspiring and I love your style of artwork, especially the portrait of yourself with your daughters - lovely.
    I'm just letting the people whose blogs I enjoy know, that I have finally started a blog of my own (very new). I would be really chuffed if you found time to take a quick peek... (hope thats not too cheeky!)
    www.wordhoards.blogspot.com
    Best wishes
    Carrie...

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  20. Hello folks, thank you all so much for visiting & for your comments. Life is so hectic just now & i am only just catching up with you all.

    Jim -they have dona wonderful job, we still havent found the faces up on the hill!!

    Laura - hope you do make it back.

    Tara - one can hope x x x

    Carrie - thank you, not too cheeky at all, i am thrilled to have "found" you x x

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  21. Ruthie,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and checking out my art doll figures. I must say, your blog is very interesting and I love all the pictures. I have always wanted to visit Scotland, and one day perhaps I will get the chance. But, in the meantime, I will enjoy the pictures you share from your wonderful homeland here on your blog. Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasure hunt experience. I would have loved to join in the adventure with you.
    Hugs,
    Lori

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  22. your photos are breathtaking!! Such an inspiring blog!

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  23. This is a truly magical and beautiful place where dreams take place. Love the goat! Thank you for you lovely comment on my blog and Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  24. how beautiful!!! have a lovely easter!!! lots of precious wishes!!!

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  25. hi Ruthie

    hope you have a magical easter weekend

    xxx

    sumea

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  26. Thanks, Ruthie for your kind comment on blog de moi! I always enjoy your blogs. They are quite magical. Iain (my partner) especially enjoyed this post...he used to live near Glentrool. Love the wee goat at the end...the way he's standing on the wire of the fence...so sweet.

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  27. Thank you, as always, for a great post. Love the goat at the end!!!!

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  28. Hi Ruthie! I love your blogs. Can I put a link in my blog to yours? Kisses

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  29. I've just been on the Reserve Sculpture 'treasure hunt'too!!
    Here's my blog post :)

    http://journeyjottings.com/blog/2010/04/sculpture-treasure-hunt-at-cairnsmore-of-fleet-nature-reserve/

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  30. Thank you so much for posting piccy's of the places I love and hope to return to someday. Have a great day!
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