Aww…this sign says it all, don’t you think?
Well, since I can’t whisk off to Scotland anytime soon, I did get a chance to attend the Scottish Games hosted by the San Francisco Caledonian Club. This is no small venue my friends–its massive!
The moment you step out of your car, you can hear the sound of bagpipes. You’re greeted at the gates with cheers and smiles. It’s the nearest I can come to Scotland, England, Wales, or Ireland, and I’ve been attending these games for over twenty years. I wasn’t able to take in all the sites–from the competitions, dancing, music, arts and crafts, sheep herding, food, and beer. However, my dear husband went off with camera in hand and took these shots. Let me warn you, I’m showing off the animals first.
One important place of interest that I always have to visit is the California Foundation for Birds of Prey. They are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to: Raptor Rehabilitation, Education, and Conservation. Each year CFBP rescues hundreds of ill, orphaned, and injured raptors.
Their goal is simple–promote a balance between raptor, man, and the environment. Birds of Prey (also called raptors) include: eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and vultures.
Love watching the sheep herding trails!
And another friend…a Highland coo
Is this Alastair MacKay’s deerhound, Merlin from Dragon Knight’s Axe? 😉
One of my favorite Celtic Rock bands from Scotland ~ Albannach!
I’ll leave you with a sample of their music. Enjoy!