Three Things Thursday: July 9, 2015

My contribution to to the lovely Nerd in the Brain’s weekly show-n-tell of happiness all come from our wonderful first day at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina.


It’s both one thing and many things, so I’ll try to narrow it down to three themes – I may cheat and show you more than one picture for each category, if you don’t mind.

Music – lots of gorgeous fiddle and mandolin, spiced with flutes, drums and fabulous harmonies:



Sheepdog Trials (my weakness, I could watch them all day):


The Torchlight Ceremony recognizing all 120 Scottish Clans and Societies in attendance:

And I will bonus you some gratuitous “Men in Kilts.”

  Thank you as always, Nerd in the Brain, for letting me share my happies!


Scots Wha Hae: Tales from the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

We are in picturesque Linville, North Carolina for the 60th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. 

These are our stories.

My husband is producing the digital media and drone camera footage for the 4-day event, and I was happily able to tag along as his PA (production assistant). 

We’ve been to lots of Scottish festivals before in Georgia, but it’s the first time we’ve ever attended these games and they are looking to be a pretty big deal.

I thought I would journal our experience in the blog so I could share the charming and slightly kooky escapades I’m confident will lie ahead. 

Did I mention there are three whole days of sheepdog trials?

::highland happy dance::

We are off to film aerials for the torchlight run tonight., so I’ll be back later with more photos.

slĂ inte  Mhath, y’all!