This Friday, September 11, D and I celebrate 55 years of marriage. Five years ago we flew to Scotland to celebrate our 50th anniversary (and visit the Fraser Castle of course). No travels this year, so I’m posting Scotland photos instead. All photos in this post were taken by D, and approved by me.
On our way from Edinburgh to Glasgow, we spent a day at the The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The top photo was taken along the way. If this is what it’s like to be put out to pasture, I’m all for it! When we got to the Park we selected one of their four hiking trails. The Lodge offered food and rest-stop facilities (not housing). Then we got going on the trail.
This lovely female Mallard was floating at the base of the trail,
surrounded by graceful greenery. Picture perfect!
We saw several wood carvings along the way, and spooky stumps.
Then there was that weirdo mirror in the forest. Aren’t we beautiful?
Here’s one of the rest stops that popped up here and there.
This one came with its own live canopy and ceiling decorations!
Beautiful vistas, the sound of running water, plus
tumbled rocks lining the creek.
More whimsy with tree stumps and trunks,
with doors and windows to die for!
Finally, several beautiful forest birds. An English Robin,
a Great Tit, and one young European Robin.
OK. So it’s only a shadow of the real thing. However, all things considered, I’d rather do this than get on a plane and go anywhere right now. Thanks for coming along!
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 9 September 2020
Photos taken by DAFraser, September 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Scotland.