bee on rhododendron flower

Bee Hug

Rhododendron Bee My Rhododendron has had its best display in years, just laden with delicate pink blossom this last week, possibly due to the mild winter we’ve experienced.  The bees have been on a constant mission into the flowers all week, especially on these hot (for Scotland, that is) spring days we’ve had over Easter.  […]

Rose in a water drop

Rose refracted through a water drop Yes, the rain has continued all week, but there were some bright spells too.  I have a lovely old-fashioned pink rose with a beautiful scent, which only flowers for a couple of weeks. I think its been holding off coming into blossom, waiting for summer…  This photo is definitely […]


Autumn Anenome It snowed on the hills this week, and the temperature has certainly dropped a little, but there has been some beautiful garden sunshine and the anenomes are still in flower.  I loved the out of focus background colours in this one. I’ve never been an Apple user, but I’m very aware of, and […]

Rose and water drops

I love this beautiful rose at the bottom of my garden.  Its an old-fashioned variety with a beautiful scent.  The profusion of raindrops this week added some extra sparkle when the sun came out! “How would your life be different if you allowed everything you do to be perfect just the way it is, regardless […]

Rhododendron, Benmore

Rhododendron, Benmore gardens, Argyll. Welcome to May… and fresh snow on the hills! Here’s an image from a chilly, wet, visit to Benmore tree gardens in Argyll.  There’s an amazing variety of Rhododendron in flower just now, bringing such a colourful vibration, despite the rain! “As you breathe, think of life moving in and out […]

Crescent moon and afterglow, midwinter

Crescent moon and sunset afterglow, midwinter. Taken while cross-country skiing out in the woods near Aviemore. Although it was long after sunset (about mid-afternoon…) the sky was bright and the snow reflecting the pinks and purples lit my way home. The Highlands have been in a Scandinavian weather system all week, with temperatures down to […]

Bee on Rhododendron

Bee on Rhododendron. Lots of colour this week – our daffodils are fully out, tulips about to flower, King’s Cup flowering along the riverbank, Wood Anenomes finally out in the woods… it most definitely is spring! This rhododendron in my garden was all sparkly after the previous day’s rain. ” Let the beauty you love […]