Not kept in secret, although hidden away, Fingask Castle did feel like a secret find yesterday. The promise of snowdrops drew us along some quiet back roads only a few minutes from a very busy dual carriage way that I have driven along so many times. Since writing this gardenwatch blog I have been surprised… Read More Snowdrop surprise
It’s Friday already and just where has this week gone? This morning’s challenge is to write, upload photos and post in 40 mins! Is this possible? Maybe perhaps for many bloggers but well… I do ramble on a bit. Today, I am going to be brief. Yes, I have said this before but I want… Read More Just ‘B’ eautiful!
A fitting parking ticket for Friday the thirteenth! Believe it or not this is the actual ticket I put on my car today as I parked outside Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. We did get a ‘wooah’ moment when it popped out of the machine. I am delighted to report no mishaps. We had a very pleasant… Read More Unlucky or not?
200 years ago today the British naturalist Charles Darwin was born. Mm… a jellyfish would definitely not be the first image that would spring to mind when you hear his name is mentioned. Back in 2004, on a trip to Berlin Zoo, I captured the video footage of moon jellyfish below. I have been waiting… Read More Jellyfish for Darwin
Oh my… what beautiful brown eyes. Em… no this wasn’t one of the many gatecrasher/eavesdroppers at Saturday’s very successful Dinner Party. Nor was this handsome chap a guest/gatecrasher at the very busy bird feeders in my garden on Sunday morning either! Mallard Male, click to enlarge.The early hours of Sunday morning saw another brief sprinkling… Read More Who’s watching who?
With “an interest in gardening or nature” just who would you choose? You’re having a Dinner Party and “you can invite figures from the past, present, future or a mix; celebrity, learned or your gardening buddies – it’s up to you.” Okay… this is not my challenge but it is one that has caught my… Read More The guest list…
Snow scenes are decorating many blogs at the moment. Here in the UK, schools have closed and transportation has been disrupted. My daughter had been convincing herself that I would receive ‘the text’ from the school this morning saying that her school was on the list. She had plans for an igloo. Alas but no…… Read More Joining the party
… Spring bulbs and garden birds. It is great to see the bulbs starting making their way through the surface of the soil – or lawn in my case. It’s also great to see a bird species return to the garden once again. I wonder if you can tell which one by the eggs below.… Read More A winter welcome to…