Natures Beauty in the Highlands

The weather was absolutely gorgeous over the weekend so of course we had to get out and explore the countryside. Somewhere that we have driven past countless times but never visited was Burgie Arboretum, so on Saturday we went and discovered the natural beauty hidden up a very rough gravel road.
One of the houses we drove past had interesting things all through the garden and hanging in the trees. This tree had beautiful dreamcatchers and sparkly things that caught the sun – I loved it and think that we should do this to one of the trees near our cottage.

As we walked into the woodland gardens we were greeted by a sea of fairy wishes, otherwise known as dandelions or a way to tell the time.

Throughout the garden there were lots of bluebells out, mixed in amongst other wild flowers including daisies, buttercups, and forget me nots.

I’m now going to share lots of photos that I took to show you how stunningly beautiful the arboretum is – we’ll definitely be going back as it’s such a peaceful and calming place to walk.

The scent of the different flowers was intoxicating and the two of us spent lots of time with our noses in amongst the petals.

The arboretum is split into different areas and there is even a place for Eucalyptus trees – I felt right at home
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Very colourful signpost with the distance to other countries in the world – I was most put out that Australia wasn’t there.

I’m in love with alliums as they are everywhere and so gorgeous in there purpleness. Alliums are basically an ornamental onion, and if we had our own garden I would have lots of these.

Selfie in the sunshine – I don’t know what was going on with my hair on Saturday, it looks like it’s trying to leave my head. It was a little bit fluffy. Ken looks totally bald as the sun was reflecting off his fair hair – he’s actually got very thick luxuriant hair (that’s my line and I’m sticking to it).

On our way home we stopped off for a coffee at Brodie Castle and the gardens are looking so green and lush – these beach and oak trees are stunning.

Here’s hoping for lots more sunny days so that we can spend time immersed in nature. Until next time we hope that wherever you are in the world that you are having a good week.

Pamela & Ken
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P.S: The brats taking complete ownership of our bed – Lord Rocky Horror doing his yoga moves and Princess Cookie Cat choosing to sleep on my black work trousers rather than the rest of the bed.

4 thoughts on “Natures Beauty in the Highlands

  1. What a lovely way to spend the weekend. Outside in the fresh air and enjoying all the spring beauty. Lovely.Your babies are adorable.Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

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  2. Hi Pam – it looks wonderful and I look forward to more visits with photos. Love the gardens at this time of year and your photos are doing them justice … glorious. Wonderful – cheers to the two of you – Hilary

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