29 June 2013

Late June



10 comments:

Craig said...

Flora at it's peak at the moment - lovely captures. I have that same geranium in my garden.

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful. That is a geranium(?) I haven't seen. Ours are pinks/reds/whites or a combination. I would snap that one up if ever I saw it though. Gorgeous greens. Very soothing, thank you.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I didn't know it is a geranium Is it? I am not very good at plant identification - well,I mean I can identify plants (as opposed to animals and rocks) but not by the names we have bestowed upon them. I found it growing at the side of a lane, although among a collection of what seemed to be plants from a pack of deliberately scattered seeds

CherryPie said...

Very pretty views of June :-)

That isn't a geranium, I am not sure what it is even though I have one in my garden.

Jams would have known what it is...

susan said...

I got interested so did a search for purple geraniums (pelargoniums) and that's what you photographed. I wasn't familiar with ones of this colour either but they're apparently very hardy.

Did you go to the woods to search for your golf ball?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Thanks Susan, that is interesting. The lane with the Pelargonium geraniums does lead to a golf course, but I would have to be astoundingly bad (in direction) and good (in distance) to reach it with my ball.

I am golfing at Dunkeld & Birnam golf course tomorrow... of Birnam Wood fame (featured in Shakespeare's, very incorrect, version of the story of Macbeth). If I lose my golf balls I hope to be looking for them in such pretty places.

Claude said...

I read "Alien Island" in one setting, last evening. Would recommend to anyone not to start the book past 10 pm. I couldn't put it down until the end. Although it's a slim volume, it carried me past the hour for my bedtime ablutions.It's very absorbing. My only dissatisfaction is that I would want to know far more about the hybrids' adventures and the philosophy of the It-God. A third Alien-a-la-Aileen would be very welcomed!

I'm writing this here because I wonder if the Scottish Island the book invaded is similar, in nature, to those photos. It would be beautiful enough to convince the Hybrid Beings experiment to settle in that part of your country. And it would made us very suspicious of any brilliant Scottish lad and girl we could meet in the future....

I'll be absent from blogs for a week or two. I'll catch up with all when I return.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Thanks very much for the nice review Claude. I am glad that you enjoyed it. We are off on a little trip to York and the Yorkshire moors, Whitby etc next week. I have passed through York many times but have never properly visited it. May get a photo or two out of it.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

...and, a sequel to the sequel Claude? Or even a "prequel"? Who knows. I have some stuff on my plate at present but I am sure there is plenty more rubbish to come out of me in the years ahead, assuming I have years ahead.

CherryPie said...

I checked with my Mum who is a plant expert. The flower is a perennial geranium. She showed my the pink variety in her garden.

There is also an annual geranium which is the only one I knew, despite having the blue perennial variety in my garden!!

PS: You will enjoy York and Whitby, they are two of my favourite places to visit. I look forward to your views of them :-)