Scotland – June 2015: flowers

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Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

We travelled in Scotland at the height of bluebell season. There were bright yellow gorse and broom everywhere, as well as thyme. I kept humming old tunes like “the blue bells of Scotland” and “wild mountain thyme”. Heather was abundant, but it blooms later in the summer. I hope you enjoy this tour of some wild and cultivated flowers we saw on our trip.

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Edinburgh Castle

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12 thoughts on “Scotland – June 2015: flowers

  1. Beautiful – where about in Scotland Salley? Did you go to Isle of Skye by chance? Loved all of the beautiful country when we were there 2 years ago.

  2. And did you smell the gorse? It smells like coconut oil (suntan lotion)! Which is a bit strange to smell the beach when you are in damp and cold Scotland – which is where I discovered that.
    Sandy in the UK

  3. I love this glimpse of the land of my ancestors! So hope I can go someday. Such beauty in the buildings, the landscape and the flowers.

  4. Salley, I am dazzled by your pictures and I am so greatly fond of the blue bells in front of the castle, plus the branch with the daisies and the bluebells!!! Thank you! Nancy Kennerud

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