When I stayed with friends in Glasgow for the weekend, they took be on a days outing to celebrate my birthday. We went to Stirling Castle and to Inchmahome...a holy island in the scenic Lake of Menteith northwest of Glasgow. It was a spectacular place and the walk around the island took us along paths edged in a profusion of bluebells. It was absolutely enchanting. The lime green moss was a wonderful contrast to the bluebells.
This was the very best of birthday presents. I honestly could have wandered around that little island for hours. In my next post I will show you a bit of the Augustinian Priory on the island and talk, no surprise, of thresholds.
Leaving the old, both worlds at
once in view, that stand upon
the threshold of the new.
- Edmund Waller
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