Monday, October 19, 2009

Highland games, happy place and glorious

The 38th annual Stone Mountain Highland Games happened this weekend. A not altogether great weather day on Saturday. Sunday was still cold, but SUNNY. It was nice to see our friend the sun again.

- Entertainment of the non-bagpipe variety. The games in general make the park a happy place to be.

- The Virginia Military Institute pipe band near my Clan tent provided entertainment all weekend.

- 31 pipe bands played en masse providing a glorious assault to the ears. We follow the McTavish Clan onto the field for the Clan march. A lovely day.


Jewel Allen said...

I love bagpipe music. Lucky you!!

Ah, that's right I remember you are of the Scottish heritage...

Lynn said...

Jewel -

It was fun to be with people from all over for the weekend. One man in the tent next to ours came from Michigan. The bagpipes are lovely.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh man, bagpipes are the worst sounding instrument in the world! :D My mother-in-law can't stand them either. Geez we have something in common! Ha (me and my m-i-l, I mean!)

Glad you got to see the sun. We did too but it's so cold here now.

Lynn said...

Joe -

I love the bagpipes, but wouldn't want them every day. They are great outdoors. It's good to have something in common with ones mother-in-law. :)

It is unseasonably cold here - it should be in the 60s, but is in the 30s and 40s.

Jewel Allen said...

Lynn, I linked the video differently. Hope it works for you this time.

TALON said...

Great shots, Lynn! They capture the festive atmosphere. I love the pipes and especially en masse like that. I'm sooo glad the sun made an appearance for you!

Lynn said...

Jewel -

Thank you - I checked it out - a lovely birthday song for your husband!

Talon -

The pipe bands all together like that thrilled my soul. We have another sunny day today. Yay!

Riot Kitty said...

Oh, that is awesome!

Lynn said...

Thanks Riot Kitty - it was awesome.

Kim said...

Ahh, that looks like an awesome place to be! I love hearing bagpipe music, and out in the woods like that must be fun!

Cookie said...

Kilts always give me the giggles :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow, I really feel like I missed out on a great time- Great pics to get the feel. So many beautiful plaid tartans!
Wish the weather had been merrier for you- of course your cool is prob my summertime- it's below freezing out there tonight again, had to scrape the windshield before driving home from work!
I hope your chairmanning plans all worked out well!
Did you toss any poles?

Lynn said...

Kim -

It was so nice. A little too cold, but I always love seeing these once-a-year friends.

Cookie -

The men in their kilts - how they love dressing up in them. And my partner for the day on Saturday ended up putting his jeans on under the kilt because he was so cold. :)

Snaggle -

It should be in the 60s and 70s right now - not freezing temps. We're just not ready. It was a great time. No - no caber tossing for me. :) I am more of a smoozer.

Blue Bunny said...

i kno wots under killts now too.

(thies, thighs?)

Jannie Funster said...

I would have LOVED that day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bagpipes always make me cry, in a melancholy but nice way.

Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

My partner in the tent Saturday morning was so cold in his kilt that he wondered why they were invented in the first place. He ended up putting his jeans on under it. You are short enough that you can check out under the kilts. :)

Jannie -

It was a lovely place to be. Wish you could have been there! Bagpipes do sound kind of melancholy. I do love them though.

Snaggle Tooth said...

My youngest daughter had a scottish wedding where all the guys had kilts, btw-

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

That's pretty cool. I would love something like that. A woman who got married during the games last year came up to our tent and told us how thrilling it was.