Monday, October 21, 2019


On Saturday, we were to have gone for a walk with our walking friends but on Friday it poured and the forecast wasn't good, so the walk was cancelled. And then, of course, it didn't rain at all. So Mr L and I went to the Botanics and admired autumn. Daughter 1 and I had been there a couple of days before (it's the school autumn holiday week) but we'd spent a lot of time in the glasshouses with the little ones and hadn't really had a chance to look at the plants outside.

Autumn used to be my favourite season, briefly, when I was a student, and confident of lots of summers to come.

It's less so, now that I'm autumnal (if not wintry) myself.

But there are beautiful colours with which to fortify oneself against the winter.

And then the next day, Son-in-Law 1 and I took the children to the play park. (That's not SIL 1 on the left of the picture.)

Such jocund company.


  1. Anonymous11:49 pm

    A delighful phrase 'jocund company' - Wordsworth wasn't it?

  2. Ah the Botanics! Such beautiful plants and colors. You didn't have an Irn Bru, did you? ;) Say hi to the family from me!!

  3. Lovely places to visit...I realize that from your photos I may think of Edinburgh as a place where rain very rarely falls. (Actually it never rained either of the two times I was there, either. Both in June.)

  4. Autumn is my favourite season, although I am probably becoming a bit autumnal myself ... sadly it's spring here. Wind, hay fever, wild changes in temperature and nothing but the prospect of heat waves to come...

  5. That last picture is my favorite -- the children look like they're having so much fun! I love that eldest granddaughter's hair is so long too. Autumn is looking beautiful there -- as it is here -- our trees are prettier here than they have been in the last few years. Happy Fall!

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