Thursday, September 10, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

My photos this week were taken at The Virginia Scottish Games and Festival this past weekend at Great Meadow in Northern Virginia.

We watched sheepdog demonstrations .....

and saw lots of men in kilts .....

and watched a helicopter fly by, which was lower than I usually see them .

Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for hosting SkyWatch Friday. Friday’s are a time for us all to get together and look at each other’s sky photos from all over the world. If you want to join in you can click right here.


39 comments:

James said...

I would love to see the Scottish games. You pictures a fantastic and Virginia looks as beautiful as ever.

Sylvia K said...

What fun shots! Marvelous captures and I, too, would love to see the Scottish games. Virginia is as lovely as I remember it.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

VALKYRIEN said...

Must have been fun! It is so impressing to see how the sheepdogs manoeuvre the sheep! Fascinating....and so are the men in kilt! :)

Great shots - by the look at them you had a lovely day!

tricia said...

Great shots Denise-- especially the helicopter. I've been trying for months to get a good shot of one and never been successful. Yours is great. Have a wonderful weekend.

jabblog said...

A great time was had by all! It looks hot - was it? Entertaining photos as ever - you certainly do 'get around' to some marvellous events.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow! That's a great shot of the helicopter!

imac said...

Nice post for Skywatch.

Pam said...

It must be very intriguing to watch the dog heard the sheep. I wouldn't mind seeing that myself. The country side is beautiful, Denise.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Larry D said...

Scottish games sound like a great time, great photos as well

Janie said...

That was a beautiful open area for the festival. I'd love to see sheep dog trials sometime. I'll bet that was fun to watch.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Looks like fun for everybody.

Cloudia said...

Scotts kept them plantation mechanicals working in old Hawaii!
Archibald Cleghorn married a Princess and fathered another, and left his name upon a street here in Waikiki....
Aloha


Comfort Spiral

Carletta said...

Love the color in the shot of the kilt wearing gentleman! Looks like nice skies for a festival.
I love the little guy in the previous post - darling pics!

marianne said...

great shots! looks like a fun festival! happy skywatch friday!

darsden said...

Really nice pictures :-)

AL said...

I think I'll just watch the men in kilts! Happy SWFriday!


AL

Mar-Bear said...

Beautiful country! Thank You for stopping by and your kind words!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Looks like a fun day out had by everyone. Love those big skies and that wee lad in the previous post!

The Machinist's Wife said...

Hi Denise

I've awarded you the Honest Scrap award. Love your blog! Wanna come and get it from my September 11 Blogpost?
Keep up the good work!

Cezar and Léia said...

Your pictures are wonderful and the best one is those men in kilts!
Léia :)

Bim said...

Looks like it was a fun event. I adore the composition of your first photo. And the wheel bug further down...and the wee kilted lad... :)

Martha in PA said...

Great photos. I would like to go to to the Scottish games one day!

My SWF

Luiz Ramos said...

Sky and traditions. Beautiful shots.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: What fine shots over the game, beautiful photo of the helicopter.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: What fine shots over the game, beautiful photo of the helicopter.

Shrinky said...

As a child, I would sit a-top my fathers shoulders to watch the Highland Games. I left Scotland when I was eight, but I still remember the skirl of the pipes and the tossing of the cabers as vividly as if it were only yesterday - your last post brought it all back to me.

Very atmospheric photo's here - you sure do get around!

Craver Vii said...

Sharp detail on the chopper. Were there bagpipes? Bagpipes are perfect for the wide open spaces.

Regina said...

Great skies! happy weekend.

Kerrie said...

Thanks for visiting me. Love the Scotts photos.I always wonder what Scotts men wear under their kilts, I always imagine the fabric would be a bit itchy. Nice to meet you.xxx

Tricia said...

Happy Happy Sky Watch Friday!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Looks like fun to me. This morning while Molly and I were walking a RED helicopter flew overhead so low it worried BOTH of us!
Hugs and blessings,

eileeninmd said...

Looks like fun and very nice scenery. Thanks for sharing.

Vixen said...

Wonderful sky shots and it looks like great fun at those Scottish games. I would love to attend something like that some day.

Pagan Sphinx said...

My favorite is the photo of the goats in the foreground. Before enlarging it with a click, it looked vaguely like the goats were being walked by a woman holding their leash. :-D

Your 9/11 post contained many very poignant photos. A sincere photo tribute.

Gattina said...

Must have been nice to watch the Scottish games ! Nice landscape too !

diane said...

It looks like an autumn sky. I love watching sheep dog trials. Those dogs are so clever.Did you find out what they wear under the kilt?

Wren said...

Oh, you're making me homesick, for fields as well as skies of Virginia.

Coca Cutie said...

What a happy day! Love helicopters!

Linnea W said...

Nice place to hold the Scottish games. Ours were last week at the Fair grounds in Pleasanton. Must have been fun...