Iridescent blue-green to be more precise! This swift blue flash excitedly grabbed my attention as it mirrored over a small pond at the bottom of the Chinese Hillside Garden at the Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh yesterday. What a spectacle we were treated to 🙂 Not being totally convinced that the rain would stay away and… Read More A flash of blue brings in 2016
Not unlike a surgical procedure and definitely not for the faint hearted… but my wide angle lens is actually working again after a very delicate operation! Ah… but it was touch and go at times during the ‘changing of the diaphragm unit’ procedure where I assisted (brief moments thankfully) resident technical surgeon, OH. I’ll do… Read More Edinburgh Botanics testing
What great news it was to read ‘The Access for All Appeal’ leaflet on the table at The Terrace Café at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh back in January. Having had one garden visit with a wheelchair last June, I can completely see the need for such a valuable project and wish it much success… Read More Along the paths at Edinburgh Botanics
… at The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, last week, pre stormy weather, snow flurries and temperature drops. I’d take an accurate guess that the garden won’t look quite the same a week on. Yesterday alone will have changed the landscape – it was a quite ‘orrible day. Have one tree to straighten here today –… Read More Garden visit, in search of berries…
If you’re looking for somewhere to visit over the next few days I’d definitely recommend your nearest Botanical Garden. They are always great for a ‘nice day’ wander for people of all ages and with the weather expected to be warm here in the UK there are plenty of trees for shade too. Generally there… Read More Where to visit this weekend… The Botanics & Parks
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?
The sunshine lighting up my shadier back garden does make me smile as I look out today. Who doesn’t smile on a sunny day? However, that is not why I have a great BIG smile on my face as I write this. I am thinking of another day recently when I was smiling all day… Read More A great BIG smile
Yesterday afternoon I spent an unexpected couple of hours at the Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh. I had the opportunity of a lift through and took it. My thoughts were that I could get garden images for this time of year – simple snapshots of this garden. However, I really didn’t expect the shots I did… Read More Botanical birds