Highland Games

by Camellia Staab May. 24, 2018 658 views

Have you ever noticed that depending on the festivities or holidays the number of people who become involved increases to exponential amounts? For example for St. Patrick's day, everyone in Springfield, suddenly becomes Irish. For Pulaski day everyone becomes Polish and for the Highland games, everyone becomes Scottish, or so it seems. Maybe this is just an American thing.

The Highland games were on last weekend. You know the same weekend that the Art Fair was on. The same weekend that the Farmer's market opened up and the same weekend that the Pride Festival was on. Maybe I shouldn't say weekend, but say DAY! I told you it is either feast or famine here. Last weekend was a feast. A feast I tried to be part of, because my motto has become..."Have Camera Will Travel"...goes back to the T.V. show that was on from 1957-1963 (btw I was a teeny weeny baby when that show started on T.V. , and why I know about it, is beyond me).

Back to this topic, I made it to the Highland games which by their posted description is "a unique mix of sports, culture and community. They usually comprise a program of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber. " Well, needless to say I got there late, because I had to go there, there, and there and so by the time I arrived, half of the activities were over or so it seemed. Well the activity I really wanted to see, the caber toss, was done. But I did manage to take some photos. Not the best but never the less some photos preserving the memory.

Notice the sgian-dubh?

Notice the sgian-dubh?

Btw if you were wondering what the Scots wear under their kilts, now you know ;)

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Joe Zink 1 year, 5 months ago

Reminds me of that old story about a Scottsman who had a bit too much to drink and fell asleep in a park.
A young lady passes by, and since she had always been curious about Scottsmen wore under their kilts, she lifted it up and took a peek.
She felt it was rude to not leave something in return for this, so she took a blue ribbon from her hair and tied it around what she had found.
The next day the Scottsman wakes up, looks down and says :"Well, I'm not sure what in the hell I did last nite, but I obviously took first prize!"

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Camellia Staab Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 5 months ago

Hahaha!!! Thanks for sharing the joke. Nice way to start the a Friday smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 5 months ago

joy joy joy

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

GREAT work! Thanks - men in skirts - love it. Very dynamic pictures too - some riddles of mankind are solved now.
Nevertheless #9 is my favorite and not only because of this beautiful Ladies.
Last weekend was a medieval market nearby, but some idiot didn't thought about a parking area. On the other hand I would fear for my car nearby such hammer throwing athlets ... smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

I would be scared too..... not everyone's got a good aim :) I had to go back and look at #9 to see what was making you drool ;)

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

I was going to ask you if you had looked under the kilts when I saw your last caption smile Another great photojournalism series. It's like if we were there with you.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

blush

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

What a fun series! Looks like lots of fun!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

dart

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

dart

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

:=D

CHEERS!

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

They wear what I wear !!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

You must be Scotsman then satisfied

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

Really...with a name like Solomon.anguished

1 year, 5 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

Honestly Sydney, one if these days you will catch my jokes ;)

1 year, 5 months ago Edited
Sydney Solomon Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

I catch most of  your jokes...just like replying. heart eyes

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

Ahhh so I need to learn when you are being sarcastic ;)

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Sydney Solomon Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

Sarcastic...whats that?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 5 months ago

neckbeard

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