I must admit I enjoy it quite a lot. Today its a very cloudy, rainy day. It almost feels like autumn and it would be if the leaves were golden. The contrast of the dark sky and the vibrant green color that surrounds our house is stunning.
This dark weather reminds me mostly of England. I had the luck of visiting England and Scotland last year and I must admit I do miss the place. There we visited two gorgeous castles filled with powerful memories. You could feel them in every stone.
|A knight to welcome you|
Edinburgh castle is indeed impressive and well kept. The place that stole my heart though from that journey was Stirling. Stirling is the Gateway to the Highlands.
Its castle might look simpler than Edinburgh, but it holds a magic that can make your mind wonder into a different time where things were different.
|View Towards The Monument of William Wallace|
The place is so serene and it holds a power that can be felt all around. I was mesmerized by the mystery and the history of it. All the wars and pains these stones must have seen.. At the same time all the joys and changes of the seasons it must have seen. It makes me sad that now its stands as a monument of glorious days of old..
Her name is Faith Spicer-Jenkins
and is the owner of FaithsBizzar Art Stained Glass & Decoupage. You can meet her and her work at her facebook page Here
With their help the castle trees were born in the Grove
|A Red Sunset At The Enchanted Castle|
|Full Moon At The Wizard's Tower (In sunlight)|
|Full Moon At The Wizard's Tower (In candlelight)|
The last piece I am going to share with you is very special to me. It was inspired by a song of a favorite band of mine. They are called Blackmore's Night. Their music has inspired me through the years and has made me dream of castles, knights, magic and medieval times. I wanted for a long time to make something to honor all the feelings they have given me. This next piece is called Under A Violet Moon, after the Blackmore's night song. Stained glass made by Faith, wooden castle made by my husband and the tree (and all the trees you see here) handmade by me. The whole piece was assembled by me as well.
|Under A Violet Moon (In sunlight)|
|Under A Violet Moon (In candlelight)|