Deer in the Moonlight

We were enjoying a slow hike in the Scottish Highlands.  The Winter sun had already set in the afternoon.  The moon was rising over a hill top when we noticed some deer relaxing and watching over the valley.  As I got a little closer, a big buck jumped to his feet, startled.  So, I shot him (with my camera) and brought him home for you to see.

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The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

At the foot of the hill where Edinbugh Castle sits, is a fun little area called The Grassmarket.  It’s home to lots of buildings from the 18th century and earlier.  The Beehive Inn is a pub in the Grassmarket area serving standard Scottish pub food.

I had fun walking around at night after the rain with the light spilling out of the windows and reflecting off the cobblestones.

The-Beehive-Inn

I often wish I could show pictures really big so you could see all the little parts of it.  This time, I decided to blow up some parts of it so you can see…

The guy lighting a cigarette by the front door.

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The people sitting inside chatting away the night.

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And the guy gazing into the window perhaps wishing he could get out of the cold and have a warm meal.

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Edinburgh Castle

Prominently perched on a hill towering over all of Edinburgh is a magnificent Castle.  It has figured into many stories of military control of the region and is one of Scotland’s great landmarks.  Today, it’s a great place to visit with regular tours throughout most days.  As you can see, it’s even lit up at night.

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