Cassiopeia was over Cassidy's hanging hill, I looked and three whin bushes rode across The horizon - the Three Wise Kings.
Beyond that, weed draped on fence wire and whin bushes by the roadside, marked a Princess.
The other, the Longhoughton quarry, is located in the contact between the Great limestone (country rock) and the whin sill intrusion.
So she is understandably dismissive of the dismal gorse and whin on view outside the living room window of her Council house.
A land where plastic shamrocks are rare, whin bushes are plentiful and the green isn't made in Taiwan.
Built from whinstone , with a slate roof, the pedimented front door is a particularly handsome feature.
The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to Dunstanburgh Castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.
They are comprised primarily of a rock called whinstone , which is very prone to vertical weathering and faulting.