This work is inspired by a port-of-call to Scotland. One summer day, with a private guide, we drove to castles and quaint villages. My favorite stop was picturesque Luss with its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages. Luss is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. The village is within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village you see today was created in the 18th and 19th centuries. The neat rows of cottages come alive in spring and summer with elaborate flower displays. Everyone seems to try and outdo their neighbor. No visit to Luss is complete without strolling the quiet streets and taking in the beauty of the gardens and window boxes. From the Luss pier visitors catch loch cruises and waterbus services, exploring the loch’s islands. Luss has a long beach, which is popular for picnics and sunning (when the sun is out!) When in Scotland, go to Luss … a must see!