Lady B taps her fan with impatience. “Where is Miss Dare? According to my schedule, she is expected today.”
Albert squawks, something that sounds like, “ARGH!’
Lady B: “Argh, indeed! How could she have forgotten us? I am most put out.”
Just then, the butler enters with a message of sorts, presented on a gilt salver.
Lady B, peering at it: ”Why, it’s a charming, amazingly lifelike watercolor miniature of a landscape. Who could have sent this?”
Albert, feathers ruffling: “ARRRRRGH!”
Lady B: ”Albert, really. I know you share my frustration with Miss Dare, but I cannot think with your carrying on so.”
Monty, strolling in: “Och, my dear Aunt Tropey, I think the bird’s trying to remind you Miss Dare is in Scotland today.”
Lady B: ”Scotland! Why on earth would Miss Dare go there? The only reason for a lady to hie away to Scotland in such a rush is to elope. And though I refer to her as Miss Dare to satisfy my own peculiar aesthetic wishes, I know she already has a husband.”
Monty: ”Why don’t you read the postcard?”
Lady B, squinting at it: ”Postcard? What’s a postcard?”
Monty flips the miniature landscape over.
Lady B: That can’t be Scotland. Everyone knows that Scotland is misty, rainy, dreary, and cold. And overrun with sheep, which–upon reflection–is likely the reason Miss Dare was drawn there. She is so fond of the things.
Monty: I’m more interested in figuring out how she managed to soar so high above the ground. Do you imagine she’s got herself a bird now, too?
Hmm…Just where in Scotland IS Tessa Dare?
Hello, all! Tessa here, checking in from currently sunny and gorgeous Scotland!
Today, I was inspired by Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, who regularly runs a View From My Window contest. People send in a photo taken from a window pretty much anywhere in the world, he posts it with no context whatsoever, and then other people try to guess where it was taken. I’m always amazed at how many people are able to use Google Earth and tiny context clues to figure it out.
I took the above absolutely gorgeous photo from a window today, and I thought I’d see if any of you can guess which window it was.
To make it easier, here are some clues: This photo was taken from a turret window, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I got to the site by bus, and it belongs to the National Trust of Scotland.
If you’re the first to identify it correctly, I’ll bring you a little something special home from my trip!
I couldn’t help thinking this would be a pretty sweet view to wake up to daily. If you could choose, what view would be outside your bedroom window? Mountains? The beach? A beautiful garden?
I’ll be traveling today, so if I’m not able to check in too often, I apologize in advance. I’m sure I’ll have loads more photos and fun tales to share in the months to come!