Purposeful play

“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow Creative kids culminate their week of art exploration at the Florence Griswold Museum Art Colony camp by displaying their work for family, friends and Museum visitors to enjoy. Walls of the Museum’s Education Center are transformed into a gallery of artistic creations by 4th-6th graders that … More Purposeful play

Memories

“In a simple and a peaceful cottage with a beautiful view, you will not be dreaming about the palaces or the heaven, because you already have a perfect thing!” — Mehmet Murat ildan The old weather-beaten red-shingled cottage on Kelsey Island holds fond memories as a destination for childhood picnics and lazy summers by the … More Memories

Iconic images

“History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later.’”—Eduardo Galeano Recognized as one of Scotland’s most iconic images, Eilean Donan was constructed in the mid-13th century at the point where three great sea lochs meet. History tells of its role as a fortified castle that was built and rebuilt at least four times throughout … More Iconic images

Isles and miles

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” — Ralph W. Sockman On this particular day, as we dropped down to the coastline, we spotted the ‘Small Isles’ of Rùm, Eigg and Muck, part of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Muck, the smallest of the four main islands of this archipelago … More Isles and miles

Best days

“I’ve always felt that distant train whistles heard in the dead of night are the universe’s way of letting us know the best days are neither ahead nor behind us…they’re happening right now, cradled in the palms of our hands.” — Dave Matthes First class seats on the restored Jacobite Steam Train are enjoyed with … More Best days

Wilderness

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in…where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” — John Muir A view of the Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct gave us pause on our way to the infamous Glencoe area. Faced by the majestic Three Sisters … More Wilderness

Wanderlust

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” — Dalai Lama A popular tourist attraction, the Jacobite steam locomotive-hauled train follows the same route through the West Highland region of Scotland as shown in the Harry Potter films. The longest staircase lock in Britain, Neptune’s Staircase lifts boats 64’ through a series of eight … More Wanderlust