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This blog is just a random collection of things, I try to keep it varied. Stay a while, I'd love to have you!

I post&reblog things about/having to do with:
Doctor Who & Sherlock & Adventure Time
Nature
Fairy tale/ Whimsical things
Anything I find funny
Music / Art / Food / Books
Web comics
Interior design
and anything else that strikes my fancy...

beautifullywarped:

Corryvreckan Whirlpool, Argyll, Scotland
"It gets its name from the `cauldron of the plaid’ ..said to be where the Cailleach washes her plaid spreading it out over the mountains to dry … hence the heralding of the first winter snow…
The Corryvreckan, the remarkable whirlpool on the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Scarba and Jura, is said to be where the Cailleach washed her plaid (traditional garment of the Highlands, generally tartan) in late autumn and then spread it out over the mountains to dry.
As she was the oldest creature her plaid was pure white: so the story explains both the period of heaviest activity of the whirlpool and the first serious snow fall of the year.”
Source and more information at:  http://matarikidimension.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/corryvrekan-and-the-cailleach/

beautifullywarped:

Corryvreckan Whirlpool, Argyll, Scotland

"It gets its name from the `cauldron of the plaid’ ..said to be where the Cailleach washes her plaid spreading it out over the mountains to dry … hence the heralding of the first winter snow…

The Corryvreckan, the remarkable whirlpool on the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Scarba and Jura, is said to be where the Cailleach washed her plaid (traditional garment of the Highlands, generally tartan) in late autumn and then spread it out over the mountains to dry.

As she was the oldest creature her plaid was pure white: so the story explains both the period of heaviest activity of the whirlpool and the first serious snow fall of the year.”

Source and more information at:  http://matarikidimension.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/corryvrekan-and-the-cailleach/

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folie-a-ducks:

fun things to do when leaving
my room:

1. close the goDDAmN DooR

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irelandseyeonmyth:

The Cailleach might originate as an Ancient Mother Earth Goddess.

In the late medieval and contemporary folklore she is an ancient but ageless creature that personifies the supernaturals affect on the fertility of the land that often runs around in the form of a Hare.



The hare is a symbol of fertility and prophecy, it even replaces the man on the moon in traditional irish culture. Like the hare the Cailleach has children everywhere and she is a source of knowlege because shes been around so long she knows everything. Ive never heard the moon called the cailleach but theres probably a link in both their functions.

The Cailleach isnt just fertile she is super strong, she creates geographical features purely by heaving earth around or throwing huge boulders and everything enigmatic in the landscape is built by her. Round towers, passage tombs and dolmens for example.

Carlingford in County Louth is a Norse Gael place name meaning the inlet/Fjord of the Hag. But what its really interesting about it beyond the ethnic diversity is it describes the Cailleachs one flaw. She has to head into the water at places like Carlingford once every hundred years to renew her youth.

Unfortunately one day a mortal man interferes with her getting to the sea to renew herself because he wont look away to save her modesty while she runs into the sea naked and she dies. Stories like that might be about the conquering of feminine divinity in a male world or be about conquering the fertility of the land by agriculture.

http://aclockworkireland.blogspot.ie/

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metamorphosisofmeg:

If the thing you’re most proud of today is getting out of bed and making yourself breakfast then the thing I’m most proud of today is you.

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— 6 hours ago with 2589 notes

awkward-fallen-angel:

hallefuckinglujah-cas:

unapologeticallydispassionate:

magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

This

YES.

OMG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIF SET

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— 7 hours ago with 394205 notes
#love this 

consultingsexsymbol:

bandersnatchmycummerbund:

wearitcounts:

the fact that benedict intentionally gained a little weight for s2 because he wanted to show how living with john made sherlock take better care of himself

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millenniumfalconteahouse:

timelady-of-221b:

joeeatspeople:

yesidolikecoatsbigtime:

Types of people who romanticize small town life:

  1. People who didn’t grow up in small towns

#THE LOCALS AREN’T QUIRKY#THEY’RE RACIST

#THERE’S NOTHING TO DO
#EVERYONE’S ON DRUGS

#WHY ARE YOU ACTING LIKE GANGSTERS YOU ARE WHITE AND THERE ARE COWS OUTSIDE

(Source: queencitysavior, via averagepolitecanadian)

— 8 hours ago with 414814 notes
#lmfao 
Tell me…

admiral-floof:

If Legolas is THIS good…

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EXACTLY HOW GOOD IS THIS GUY GOING TO BE!?

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