Just Call Me the Sheep Whisperer. And a Castle.

Happy Monday!! 
Or... not so happy, depending on the way you look at it. I choose happy. It makes me feel a little bit better about the five day countdown to the weekend. 

Oh, hey - remember that time I went to Scotland for a week, said I'd blog about it, and then never did [except to tell you all that I got cupcakes, which was obviously the most important part of our trip]? I also may have promised the sheep whisperer video (which is at the end of this post).

Sorry I'm such a slacker. 

Anyway. You all saw that we went to the Wallace Monument on our first full day in Scotland. That was not, however, the only thing we did that day. You see, we also went up to Sterling Castle. I will tell you that we did things the cheap way and went after the castle was closed so that we didn't have to pay for parking or entrance (both of which are ridiculously expensive). I could blabber on and on about how beautiful Sterling is, but I'll just let you ooh and ahh over the pictures (or just sit there and think, eh. I've seen better. If that's your reaction... just pretend to ooh and ahh. Please and thank you).
A hurried picture out the car window. 
I don't know if you can tell, but that's a double rainbow. The later pics show it a little better. That's also the Wallace Monument in the back. 
The castle
A statue
A dandelion... 
this pic shows the double rainbow a bit better, and so does the next one.
I love this one because of the blossoms on the tree.
Just thought these flowers were sort of cool.

And... as promised: proof that I will, indeed, be the next person to have my own show on Animal Planet. 
So, how was your weekend? Anyone talk to any sheep? Or am I the only one that does creepy things like that? 

PS: Have you guys heard of the Better Blogger Network?? It's launching tomorrow, and I was asked to be one of their bloggers. I'm also part of their social media team. You guys should seriously check it out (and join, obviously) - it's going to be a great way to get your blog out there and make new friends!! 


Unknown said...

Wow, breathtaking photos! I miss the UK and it's countryside especially sometimes!

I'm like you in terms of mentioning Im going to write a post about something and then not doing, lol. I'm a slacker too :)

Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

Brianna said...

It looks so beautiful. I lived in england for a while, and yet never ONCE made it to Scotland!!! I saw Ireland. LOL. Great pics. Love the sheep :)

Unknown said...

Those pictures are freaking BEAUTIFUL! Makes me really want to go!

Katrin said...

I love the pictures, Alyx!
And I always try to talk to sheep to but you are definitely the better sheep whisperer!

Alex, Speaking Denglish said...

What a Fairy Tale place - not even fair. Must plan a trip!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

These photos are friggin' awesome! Makes me want to visit Europe so badly. Thanks for the tip on the BBN, I'll have to check it out! :)

henning love said...

wonderful photos alyx!! i need to visit scotland for sure one day!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Wow what gorgeous photos!

Karina Marie Powell said...

glad I found your cute blog! beautiful pictures!! xoxo

his little lady said...

ha, that sheep video is perfect! you do a great interpretation! of course all of these images are absolutely gorgeous! and that double rainbow, love!!
xo TJ

Kym said...

those photos are pretty amazing; especially the double rainbow! we all know that a single rainbow is pretty awesome, but a double rainbow? now that is the shiz.

also, you're a little crazy, aren't you? bleating at the sheep, like a sheep. they seemed totally unfazed. perhaps you're not the only sheep whisperer around...


Nicole said...

So beautiful. The sheep interpretation was great! I haven't spoken to any sheep yet.

Sara Louise said...

Clearly William Wallace was smiling down on you and his smile is a big ass rainbow. That's awesome.

Dearest Lou said...

Alyx these pictures are absolutely stunning! I can't believe you forgot to blog about this ;P Also that video cracked me up!

Laura said...

I love the story of William Wallace! Great pictures! I talk to all of the wildlife in my yard, you are not alone!

Unknown said...

Wow so pretty there! So green and happy!!! So... what's the link for this Better Bloggers business?