A visit to the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh

The reason hubby and I went to Edinburgh was to view The Lost Words exhibition, which was in Inverleith House in the Royal Botanical Garden.

After we had been round the exhibition, we had lunch in the café and explored the Garden.

It was our first visit, but we hope it will not be our last. Like any garden it changes with the seasons. In late summer we enjoyed seeing many flowers, especially the herbaceous borders. It would look quite different in spring, when the bulbs are in flower and the leaves just beginning to open on the trees and shrubs.

I have visited Kew Gardens several times (as a child and later with hubby and our children). There is an entrance fee there. In Edinburgh it is free to visit the garden, but there is a charge for visiting the glasshouses. That is something we hope to do on a future visit. We were fortunate with the weather and happy to be outside for the afternoon.


All-time favourite photo

The final (!) photo challenge from the Daily Post is for a favourite photo of all time.
This is a difficult choice to make. I looked through my photos starting with the most recent ones, avoiding ones I have entered for competitions or posted here previously. The first one, which seemed worth sharing, was from August last year. It was taken in a wild flower garden, which has featured on this blog. I like the light on the teasels.


Another realm

The challenge from the Daily Post for this week is out of this world. I have tried to take photos of the moon, but they are poor. My camera phone and I have not agreed about zooming in. Failing an extraterrestrial satellite, I have chosen a rather unusual photo taken through a window.

The snowstorm which reached the UK from Tuesday this week, known as #TheBeastFromTheEast, reached us overnight on Tuesday-Wednesday. We have a variety of birds, which visit the garden. The tracks in the snow on a path are intriguing. There are obvious tracks from a cat and from hopping birds. One trailing track joined to bird prints has puzzled hubby and me. Was it a skid before landing? Do birds trail their tails?

Tracks in the snow
Tracks in the snow

It may not be out of this world, but it is certainly out of our world and into the realm of nature.