Granddaughter-the-Elder and I had another visit to the Botanics on Tuesday. We didn't get much past the café ("Let's have lunch, darling," she said) because she found a little friend to play with in the playhouse.
I love Edinburgh's skyline. You get the best view of it before all the leaves are on the trees.
Then today I visited my friend Joyce. These are the views of the Forth Bridges from her kitchen window. The one above is the rail bridge...
and this is the road bridge, with the as-yet-unfinished new (extra) road bridge behind it here.
She lives in South Queensferry, just outside the city. We wandered along the High Street,
which was built long before the days of cars...
and had coffee, looking out of the window of the café as we caught up with the news. Ah, the retired life.
And then we wandered back, watching a train crossing the bridge
and boats bobbing in the harbour.
(Meanwhile Granddaughter-the-Elder was at home singing a song, the chorus of which appeared to be, "Don't tie knots in my ears". An original piece, we think.)