Posted by: christinelaennec | July 29, 2015

Snapshots

Gay has been here for a week, and we have had some very fun times.  Michael took last week off work, and looked after the Dafter, and Gay and I were able to gallivant.  Some snapshots:

It seems to have rained nonstop for the month of July.  We’ve had many, many days like this:

Rain, rain, rain!!!

Rain, rain, rain!!!

But the garden continues to delight:

Two beautiful, and very different poppies from the same batch of seed!

Two beautiful, and very different, poppies from the same batch of seed!

Gay and I had a sunny day for a drive northwards:

The chapel at Scone Palace, with statues of deer made out of twigs.

The chapel at Scone Palace, with statues of deer made out of twigs.

Gay was delighted by the peacocks at Scone Palace.

Gay was delighted by the peacocks at Scone Palace.

Scone Palace employee feeding the peacocks.

Scone Palace employee feeding the peacocks.

The Maiden Stone near Inverurie.

The Maiden Stone near Inverurie.

We also went to see Hill House in Helensburgh:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House in Helensburgh, with the Clyde River beyond.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House in Helensburgh, with the River Clyde beyond.

Gay, who is a very knowledgeable plantswoman and has a degree in landscape design and horticulture, has enjoyed seeing plants on our travels:

Plants in the greenhouse at Hill House.

Plants in the greenhouse at Hill House.

On another pouring wet day, we explored the Kibble Palace here in Glasgow:

Kibble Palace, Glasgow's Botanical Gardens.

Kibble Palace, Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens.

And on another pouring wet afternoon, the House for an Art Lover.

Gay in the garden at the House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Gay in the garden at the House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

This bench at House for an Art Lover made me laugh!  Clever.

This bench at House for an Art Lover made me laugh! “Sabah Ghani loved sitting here… And still does thank to everyone who Stands Up to Cancer.”  Clever.

I am behind with my posts in parallel to Katharine Stewart’s essays, but I haven’t forgotten them.

I hope you are also having some happy and relaxing times this end-of-July!

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Responses

  1. Sounds like a wonderful time, a well deserved break. Scone palace is on our list of places to visit.

  2. A pity about the rain for Gay’s visit, but great that it didn’t stop you from getting out and about. I’d like to see the House for an Art Lover some time, I’ve heard it has a very good eatery. The garden looks impressive in your photo.

  3. Hi Christine, sorry I am late in commenting. I’ve been babysitting my little grandson. It looks like you are having a wonderful time with your dear friend. I love all the photos you shared. Your garden looks amazing; I wish my flowers looked so pretty. I loved seeing all the beautiful peacocks. I hope you and your family are all doing well. Enjoy your weekend, Pat xx

  4. I love your garden so much – I love seeing the photos of it in all types of weather. If it’s any consolation, the weather here in Sussex has been a bit gloomy all month too. Thanks for the lovely photos of your sightseeing tour – I always love seeing them. Judy.

  5. What a great gallivant, and I love that bench!

  6. Je suis heureuse de savoir que vous avez passé ces bonnes journées avec votre amie ! Plus je lis votre blog plus cela me donne envie de visiter l”Ecosse un jour ! Nous vivons dans un curieux monde certains toujours sous la pluie d’autres sous le soleil. La pluie est tombée enfin hier soir et ce matin le jardin est plein d’escargots… Bonne semaine à vous !

  7. Thank you so much, everyone! We’re just back from a week on the Isle of Harris without internet, but I received your comments by email and they always make me happy.


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