The “fall colors” in Glasgow have been really stunning. Friday was a very wet day here – can you see the water flowing down the path in the photo below? But even in the gloomy low light, the colours were beautiful.
The enormous Victorian glasshouse is called “The Kibble Palace,” after its designer John Kibble.
I didn’t have time to stop for a cuppa at the tearoom, as inviting as it looked. I went there a few times in the summer, and it is a very nice place to be.
After leaving the Botanics, I walked across the bridge on Queen Margaret Drive, which gives you the most amazing view down into the River Kelvin:
It’s hard to believe that you’re in the heart of a large city in places like this. You can see how the surface of the river was being pelted by the rain. I was very glad to have a good waterproof coat and an umbrella, and enjoyed being out on such a beautiful autumn day.
You can find out more about the Botanics on their website here. I hope you are all having a very good weekend!