We spent a lovely autumn day at Craigmillar Castle.
It is a very castle-y castle
with lots of old stone crests
and old bedchambers
that had latrines and closets.
where the roof is gone and the stone is covered in soft green mosses.
we had our run of the place. we climbed down. we climbed up.
up. up. up.
and stood on top of a castle under blue skies.
we played in the Lord's Hall, where the acoustics were warm and bouncy
and the windows made the views outside look wavy and old.
Matt played inside the fire place,
and bunnies, loads of bunnies, played in the field outside
it was warm enough to take off our jackets
and clear enough for us to see Edinburgh, 3 miles away
this made us happy, toothy people.
we met the current king of the castle, who has marked many of his favorite territories with his poop.
we discovered back passageways
and official garden markers
and Matt posed for this picture, which is my second favorite picture of the day.
This is not my favorite, but I still like it.
I got a bit mesmerized by the Octoberness of it all.
Its been a while since I've experienced a proper October, with October air.
my shadow had a fun day too.
and here is my favorite picture of my favorite guy from a favorite day...