Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hogmanay's Dogmanay!

Scots will do anything to socialize with others and dogs will the pack.

While Hogmanay is filled with parties -street and indoors- for mostly humans, New Year's Day concludes the events with Dogmanay. Yup, that's right. Fuzzy faces that are either Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, or Siberian Huskie team up to compete in dog racing on grass. They pull three-wheeled rigs round a set route on the grounds of the Holyrood Palace vying for first place.

This is definitely suitable for the whole family -except the cat.

It did rain and we thoughtfully brought the umbrella, but the landscape was gorgeous. An eventual mist took over Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano) making photography an interesting challenge. The Palace Grounds, like any other lawn, were exceptionally green with all of the rain and responded like crushed velvet.


Jeanne Rhea said...

When will you be getting home? Can't wait to read all the updates and see more photos.

By the way, I picked up a tumbler with the stainless steel variegated shot mix, a Fordam buffer and a lot of metal clay stuff--the kinds of things one needs to do metal clay right!

CREATIVEGoddess said...

We're now home -as you can tell from the blog entries and I'm updating as fast as I can.

Can't wait to have another claydate!!