We were very lucky in Grantown-on-Spey to see great views of the partial solar eclipse today. Having had cloudy, rainy skies all morning we were delighted when the skies cleared just before the eclipse started - and even happier that, as if by magic, the clear skies lasted until the end of the eclipse.
This is the view through a special solar filter. You can see a sunspot at around the 10 o'clock position on the sun.
It was a real treat to witness this very special event, e...
We have had lots of lovely weather this summer at The Dulaig, but even in the rain there are plenty of things to see in our garden.
We have over 60 rose bushes here -how beautiful is this Queen of Sweden rose after a shower?
No, not a new Breakfast Special at The Dulaig....these cones are the remains of a special breakfast (and dinner) for a Red Squirrel!
The squirrel has eaten all this from one tree in our garden in just a couple of days and is out there right now tucking in. It is also tucked in amongst the branches right at the top of the pine tree so although I can see it I cannot get a good photo this morning so thought I would let you see the squirrel's handywork. Very neat nibbling, don't you think...
Here are Lois from Buchlyvie and Joanne from Milngave, two of our very many visitors enjoying seeing The Dulaig garden today for the first time as part of the Abernethy Open Gardens day.
We had a lovely time chatting to them, and to everyone else, about our plants - Stipa Gigantea grass particularly caught Joanne's eye!
Thank you to everyone who came along today. Your enthusiasm made it all worthwhile!
We are busy getting ready to open The Dulaig garden on 13 July for the Abernethy Open Gardens charity event.
We have lots of obviously lovely plants, but I wonder how many visitors will spot this little beauty - an Arisaema which is less than a foot tall?