Saturday, 6 August 2011

In an Old Orchard

We went to Traquair Fair today, which takes place at Traquair House in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. Traquair House is near the River Tweed and there are lovely views from the nearby bridge over the Tweed:










The House has wonderful grounds which we always enjoy exploring when we're there. There is a lovely orchard, which has live music and craft workshops all day. The whole festival experience is more enjoyable when the weather is fine (the first time we went to Traquair Fair, it was hot and sunny and we spent all day relaxing in front of the music tent). However there is something magical about an old orchard in the rain. The lichens are magnificent on these old apple trees.

I posted more about Traquair Fair on my Over Forty Shades blog here.



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15 comments:

bunnits said...

What a beautiful place. I do enjoy your photos of the lovely countryside there. One of these days I must get to Scotland.

HKatz said...

I love this. It's so tranquil. And I enjoyed rediscovering your Over Forty Shades blog (the puppet photos from the fair are great). I primarily come to this blog, but I should go to that one more often as well.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Looks like a lovely place to go and relax for the weekend.
The old apple tree is wonderful with the lichen on it.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Tanya said...

this is just so beautiful!!

Deb G said...

Love the picture of the apple hiding in the lichens...

Christina said...

That looks cool, green and so beautiful. I love your Country!

Tina said...

Ah you are also walking near the river :)

VioletSky said...

This is such a lovely area. It would have been 16 years ago this month that I was at Traquair (during a heatwave!) and this post is causing so many memories to burble up. Thank you!

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. I agree with you about orchards and rain. I visited one last fall with fog and mist which made it even more magical than if it had been sunny.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It all looks so green and lush.

Dave King said...

Superb images of what is obviously a stunning place. Beautiful post.

Manish Edida said...

The pics were nice

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely place, the view from the bridge are gorgeous. Beautiful photos, Juliet!

Wren said...

Delightful. It looks so peaceful and soothing in your photos. I want to leave my office behind and stroll right over there.

Enjoy your vacation!

Cassy said...

Such a beautiful place. Perfect place to unwind.

Cassy from Guitar Made Easy