Although we got back from our Outer Hebridean trip on Monday evening things are nowhere near back to ‘normal’ as we were due at Renishaw Hall on Tuesday in my blogging capacity (more soon – well, soonish) and yesterday the Golfer and I were on polling duty for 15 hours so the garden and I are not fully re-acquainted yet. A few rambles, however, were managed on Wednesday inbetween general catching-up and rearranging the seedlings and young plants that my neighbour had been keeping an eye on. Each ramble showed something I had missed on the previous one – like dozens of buds on Mme Alfred Carrière, alliums ready to burst, clematis waiting to take over from the earlier alpinas, oh, and lots of weeds of course…
Lots to see and lots to do – just as there was lots to see and do on our trip, the following collage showing just some of it:
The islands were so varied, the sky so blue, the scenery so inspiring, the blogging friends so friendly… a wonderful trip. The only downside was being too early to see the machair come alive with wild flowers but at least the Golfer got to photograph 999,999 birds and see both golden and sea eagles.
Ah yes, and I partook of Stornoway black pudding in Stornoway….