The other day the Dafter was able to get out of the house and we went for a “wheelchair walk” in Kelvingrove Park. I’d never been there before.
“It’s freezing!” said the Dafter, and a lady walking past with her dog said, “Aye, we’re down by the river.” We got to talking and, like a lot of people here in Glasgow, upon hearing my American accent she asked me where I was from. I then asked her where she was from. “A small island called Tiree.” “Oh yes, my Gaelic teacher is from Tiree,” I said. And then we spoke in Gaelic a bit, including the Dafter, which surprised and delighted the lady. Introductions all round, including the dog. This sort of thing never used to happen in Aberdeen!
In a few weeks’ time, you won’t be able to see the museum through the tree branches, as the leaves are coming in a bit every day.
The view up to the University on the other side of the park is very pretty. There are a lot of flowering trees at the moment – I love that flash of pink through the grey-green.
Closer to home, I am delighted that our transplanted (from the old garden, pre-bulldozers) is blooming despite all we put it through:
It’s such a pretty shade of pink, with those lovely yellow stamens in the middle. Does anyone know what variety it is?
Finally, I’m curious to know what you think of the size of these photos. WordPress has changed how you determine the size of the photos inserted in the post. The top photo is “large” and the third photo is “medium”. What do you think? (I know it depends on what kind of machine you’re reading this on.)
I hope you’re all doing very well. Happy spring!