We had some nice trips out last week during our staycation week and I'll blog about some of the them in the next few days. But today I'll share some photos from yesterday's visit to Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.
The weather was beautifully warm and sunny and we spent longer than usual in the gardens. There's always plenty to see but we were particularly interested to see the Edible Gardening display plots, neat the renovated Botanic Cottage, which is an area of the gardens we don't visit as frequently as we do many of the other areas. The plots, many managed by students at the Botanic Gardens are looking wonderful at the moment
and the whole area was buzzing with bees and hoverflies like this Syrphus sp hoverfly
a few butterflies were still flying round, including this painted lady
while a scarecrow watches over everything
and visited the Chinese pond
there were no birds on this pond, but the other pond had a lively family of moorhens (thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for this photo of a very cute young moorhen)
In the cafe this young herring gull was pestering its parent
The bright sunshine was great for creating lovely shadows on the buildings round Edinburgh, so I posted some 'Shadow Shot Sunday' photos on my Shapeshifting Green blog here.