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Black Diamonds

Nae's Nest —  March 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

A rare treasure indeed

He has to find one

He must succeed


He loves his lady

Plans to ask for her hand

He wants something special

To show where he stands


Like the black diamond

Their love is rare

Deeply rooted

Tended with care


Black diamonds are few

And difficult to find

Just as this love

 A treasure,that glows and shines


A love that’s new

But grown in the past

Strong as a black diamond

And made to outlast


This love has been cultivated

Nurtured with care

Nature tended for centuries

Precious and rare


Black ice is mystery

So glossy it shines

Black mystery in her eyes

Cool and refined


Each other they need

Both are old souls

Black diamond a perfect symbol

Of centuries untold


Black diamonds are timeless

They are without end

Just as this love

Infinity it  will transcend

Renee Robinson

Mystical Owl

Nae's Nest —  December 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

.Such a mysterious beauty

Dog Suicides of Scotland

Nae's Nest —  December 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

Overtoun Bridge – Scotland’s Mysterious Canine Suicide Spot
By Sumitra on December 17th, 2012 Category: Animals, News

There are some things in this world that are simply beyond explanation. Like the fact that in the past 50 years, about 50 dogs have jumped to their deaths from the exact same spot on the 100-year-old Overtoun Bridge in Milton, near Dumbarton, Scotland. In 2005, five dogs had jumped in a span of just 6 months. The canine suicide spot is located between the last two parapets on the right-hand side of the bridge, which is where all the dogs took the fatal leap. And to add to the strangeness, almost all the incidents have taken place on clear, sunny days, the dogs always being long-nosed breeds – collies, retrievers and labs.
The situation, according to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is a ‘heartbreaking mystery’. “There are lots of owners whose dogs have died and who are trying to find out why they jumped,” the Society says. One of the victims on the bridge was collie dog Ben, who leaped to his death in 1995 while taking a walk with his owner Donna Cooper, her husband, and her son, Callum. Without any warning, Ben just leapt over the parapet and landed on the rocks below after a 50ft fall. Suffering a broken paw, back and jaw, the vet decided that it wasn’t worth putting him through the pain. “Callum still asks about Ben. He was very upset by the dog’s death and wants to know if his leg has been fixed in heaven,” said Cooper, a year after Ben’s death. The case of golden retriever Hendrix was pretty much similar, although she got very lucky. Kenneth Meikle, her owner, said, “I was out walking with my partner and children when suddenly the dog just jumped. My daughter screamed, and I ran down the bank to where the dog lay and carried her up to safety. Next day, thank goodness, she was fine. We were lucky because she landed on a moss bed which broke her fall.”

Several theories have surfaced, of course, to explain the bizarre effect that Overtoun Bridge has on dogs. The bridge itself was built-in 1895 by Calvinist Lord Overtoun. The Victorian structure, 50 ft in height, runs over the Overtoun Burn stream below. The most obvious theory that’s been doing the rounds is that the bridge is haunted – the oldest reason in the book. Rumors state that in 1994, Kevin Moy, a local, threw his baby boy from the bridge, calling him the anti-Christ. Shortly, he made an unsuccessful attempt to end his life at the same spot. He later said the bridge was haunted. Celtic mythology offers and explanation as well – that Overtoun is a ‘thin place’, an area where heaven and Earth are at their closest. Since dogs are more sensitive than humans, they are believed to pick up the vibrations more easily, leading to their strange behavior. The question remains – are the dogs spooked by something supernatural, prompting them to leap to their deaths?

Surprisingly, the phenomenon does not seem to affect all dogs. Psychic Mary Armour took her own Labrador for a walk on the bridge, to test the theory of the supernatural. Nothing unusual happened in her case. “Animals are hyper-sensitive to the spirit-world, but I didn’t feel any adverse energy,” she said. On the contrary, Mary said she felt “pure calmness and serenity” but she did admit her dog pulled a little towards the right. Attempting to debunk the supernatural theory is the more scientific explanation that dogs are able to sense the feelings of their owners. Austrian Dr. Rupert Sheldrake’s famous experiment is often quoted in this case. The experiment had explicitly proved that dogs do pick up on their owner’s thoughts and intentions, even from a great distance. The correlation here being that perhaps the dogs picked up on their owners’ suicidal thoughts and took the plunge themselves. Dumbarton is indeed said to be a place of economic decline and one of the most depressing places to live in Britain. But on further investigation, it was revealed that none of the owners whose dogs jumped from Overtoun Bridge had any suicidal feelings. So that theory has been pretty much ruled out as well.

Canine psychologist, Dr. David Sands, was sent to Dumbarton to get to the heart of the mystery. He conducted a series of experiments, the first of which was to recross the bridge with the only canine known to have survived the fall, 19-year-old Hendrix. This time around, the dog walked happily across, until the exact spot at the end was reached. Over here, she began to tense. It was observed that while something clearly caught her attention, she could not bring herself to jump because of her advanced age. Dr. Sands concluded that one of her senses – sight, sound, or smell – must have been stimulated to such an extent that she had an overwhelming urge to investigate. Sight was eliminated as the cause, since the only thing visible from dog’s eye view at that point is the granite of the parapet. So it had to be either sound or smell, and to determine the culprit, a team of experts from a Glasgow acoustics company and David Sexton, an animal expert, were summoned.

The acoustic experts found nothing unusual at all, after a thorough investigation. But Sexton did find something worth mentioning. In the undergrowth beneath the bridge, he found mice, mink and squirrels; the odor emitted by any one of them could have been the cause. To determine which one, he conducted another experiment, testing the three scents on 10 different dogs. 70% made straight for the mink scent. And so far this has been the most plausible explanation – the strong musty smell emitted by minks, exaggerated on dry and sunny days, must have proved irresistible to dogs. So why would the dogs only want to attack the mink under this particular bridge, when there are 26,000 others in Scotland? Simple, says Dr. Sands, “When you get down to a dog’s level, the solid granite of the bridge’s 18-inch-thick walls obscures their vision and blocks out all sound. As a result, the one sense not obscured, that of smell, goes into overdrive.” Well, it just goes to show that even the strangest of occurrences have the silliest explanations behind them.

Sources: Daily Mail, Skeptoid

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Within The Shadows

Nae's Nest —  September 29, 2012 — 2 Comments

There is a mystery

It is inside of me

I don’t quite understand it

But I know longer fear it

If suddenly a winged being

Were to show up and take me away

I would accept this as part of my everyday

Would be nothing unusual

As I greet this winged creature

A mystical friend, I now see as a teacher

A much better image

Than what I thought months ago

I believed he was an evil creature

Who was after my soul

Now I know my soul is protected

Treated as special as it is

A unique treasure

Bestowed upon me

My soul will outlast

The physical

It will continue to explore

But will travel beyond

Just outside the boundaries

Just outside of the sun

Those places thought to be


Though I believe that to be untrue

There is an entire world in the darkness

All in the shadows

One must train the eye

One must train the heart

With a little practice

I shall see a new world

Centuries old

Filled with ancient stories and beings

Filled with secrets yet to be told

The answers to everything

Man every truly needed

Are within these shadows

I will be busy reading

Such a fascinating place

I do not want to go back

Except to see those who I love

 I no longer have a choice

This is my new home

I am so happy to have chosen it

A heavenly place

I am now a part of

My bed in the shadows

Where I may sleep deeply

And my dreams will come true

I shall wear veils and bells

And hope to start growing wings

Although I am not certain

I shall have such wondrous things

Perhaps I need more training

Or am deemed unworthy

I believe I shall start reading there

For my answers are there

I am ready to sleep

For the first time

What will tomorrow bring

An answer to a dream?

Maybe my soul mate is there

Maybe tomorrow will  bring him near

Where we can touch and live together

Where there are no rules

Except those of God

Blessed I am

In this heavenly land

Blessed I am

When I find this man

My husband in life

My husband in death

My perfect soul mate

We are always together

Now all I need are others I love

One day, when the time comes

When they come unto me

Renee Robinson

Wheel of Stars

Nae's Nest —  July 22, 2012 — 3 Comments

The Wheel of Time turns for me

Each moment a star in my history

From past to future

My story is told

Held by the stars

Centuries old

My mark in this world

Is held by the stars

A circle

Reserved for me

Mystery of history

Wheel of stars

Forever to shine

In the sky

Magic is our to find

A circle of stars

I was honored with it

At the moment of birth

I was blessed with it

Keeper of light

For the midnight skies

Forever I will shine

Forever bright

Attached to my ancestors

Reserved in my own wheel

Look toward the heavens

Experience the mystical feel

Renee Robinson

The Moon Left Town

Nae's Nest —  July 7, 2012 — 2 Comments

One day the moon left town.  Sadden she was.  No one seemed to love her.  No one seemed to care.

She is there as a guide to send us on our way.   Perfectly matched to the stars.  There to lead us into sleep.  How fortunate we are.

Changing shape and sometimes color.   A wondrous glow she gives.  Preparing brand new dreams.  For all creatures that live.

Never a blink or even a wink.  She hangs in the sky everynight.   An all-seeing eye to the world.  Providing such perfect light.

 She’s been there since the beginning of time.  The stories she could tell.  To listen to what she has to say.  To visit her, I am compelled.

 To talk to her all night.    To tell her I adore her.  To thank her for always being there.  I’d ask if I could explore her.

Is she made of cheese?  Is there a man in there?  Did a cow truly jump her?  What tales would she share?

She has a sense of humor.  Her stories reveal.  She is also full of mystery.  Man is eager to unveil.

If she left never to return, who would conduct the tide?  Her musical composition, perfect pitch from side to side.

Let us not take her for granted.  Let her know of our love and need.  So she will return back to our sky, that we may succeed.

Renee Robinson

Water of Gold

Nae's Nest —  June 28, 2012 — 2 Comments

Golden waters in my sight

Warm and inviting to bathe

As my clothes drop one by one

I see dolphin at play

Just at the horizon

They laugh and dally

Inviting me to come in

I laugh and dally in return

Eager to play with them

Together we play children’s games

A glorious escape

From the everyday humdrum

A cherry on the cake

We begin to tire

We lay back to float

A wise old dolphin

Chats with me

As we drift into a cove

Times get tough for us all

As we explore life’s pool

Sometimes straying a bit too far

We wind up acting the fool

Blinded by what we see

But not by who we are

I have been searching for something more

I’ve wondered a bit too far

A clown fish has been

Laughing at me

Mixing fresh water with salt

Wisdom is leading the way

 A trickster was at fault

Bathe in the water of gold

A sea of mystery

The sun will shimmer

And the moon will glow

Listen to her needs

Renee Robinson

Ancient Scrolls

Nae's Nest —  June 15, 2012 — 1 Comment

Sweet memories carved within the circle

Centuries ago

Written in a language

Of ancient times

Expressing stories of times past

For all who wish to know

Found within the confines of the sea

How did it get there?

We’ve yet to find

What could they be?

Ancient scrolls all wrapped up

Inside a chest, locked

With years of distress

The contents hold such mystery

Perhaps something very important

To all of mankind

Or  something magical

Revealing our destiny

Maybe the ship caught a wave

Finding our future

Leading through a doorway

In a twin world

In a twin ocean

It could  be possible

A fantastic notion

I take the amulet outside

Where I can see it with a third eye

Her secrets remain inside

She doesn’t speak

Perhaps another day

When she feels

I am ready

She will reveal

What she holds


Renee Robinson

I Am The One

Nae's Nest —  April 6, 2012 — 4 Comments

When will you want me?

I have loved you for so long

You’re married to her

It’s with me, that you belong

I am the one

You dream about

I am the one

You can’t live without

It is me

That you see

When you close your eyes

If only you knew

I am the mistress

You’ve never had

by Renee Robinson