Friday, August 27, 2010

Hercules' Garden

So our week of Highland hikes has come to an end and we are on our way back to Edinburgh to make our ways back to the next phase of our lives. Alexander and Elizabeth back to their studies, Nicola back to work, and the two of us on for further adventures. Shaun had another group to meet on Saturday, so Jon from Walkabout Scotland came to join us and escort us on our journey back to reality. He had a few small adventures for us along the way, though, including a stop at Blair castle's garden.
Outside the garden was a statue of Hercules, thus its name. The formal garden spans ten acres, but the best of it was the pond. This pair of swans had a single fledgling, who stuck pretty close to mom and dad.


Some other random bits from the day are appearing at my photo only blog. Haven't been over there? Be sure to look through all the August archive. They are all full screen images--odds and ends from the Scotland trip, and will continue into England and Wales with us next week.

9 comments:

Doreen said...

beautiful reflections.

Sylvia K said...

Incredibly beautiful reflections and what superb captures! I love the colors and the flowers and the swans! Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a pretty melting of colours in these shots! The first photo is particularly romantic!

Boom Nisanart said...

It's wonderful to see your posted.Lovely photos bring happy smile on weekend...Thank you : )

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'Tsuki said...

What a nice family bath... You did a great job by catching them for us !

EG Wow said...

The colours are lovely, Swans are so picturesque!

Pat said...

So beautiful; especially the first one!

James said...

I really like these too! I also like your header photo!

Quilly said...

What perfect photos for pondering and reflecting! (puns intended) I see you are having a wonderful trip.