The heather is flowering at the moment, turning green hillsides purple. While we have lots of heather on Darwen Moor, I haven’t seen it looking as pretty as in these two pictures, both taken in Scotland during a recent trip. The first shows the view looking outwards from Little Sparta, home of the late poet Ian Hamilton Finlay and his wife, Sue. I highly recommend a visit.
Taking a long, but scenic detour on our way home, we happened upon these wooden beehives next to a stream in a Scottish valley. If it is true that the highest quality of honey comes from bees able to forage in unspoiled, natural surroundings, I would love to sample a jar from these hives.
Continue reading “A Sense of Place: Wooden Beehives In Heather”
If you’re looking for a more quirky woodland walk in snowdrop season, and you don’t mind the odd, short climb, try visiting the Painswick Rococo Garden. It’s all about sweeping vistas, focal points and follies. Continue reading “Snowdrop season at the Painswick Rococo Garden”
‘This week show us a change in progress…’
I’d been exploring the rose greenhouse at The Arbor Gate in Tomball, Texas (one of my favourite garden centres anywhere in the world) when I spotted these painted beehives. I found my way round to them so I could watch the bees flying in and out. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: change”