Tag Archives: Achany Road garden

Dingwall Canal

It’s a beautiful evening along the canal in Dingwall.  I met an elderly man on the canal path yesterday who showed me the overhang where he said he saw otters yesterday morning.    I think I’m going to be spending a lot more time on the canal path hoping to see the otters.  I’ve never seen them in the wild even when I lived in Thurso I apparently just kept just missing them.    In the meantime here are some pictures I took to keep me going until the otters appear.

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My garden

This photograph is the inspiration behind my current embroidery.  It was taken last year when the Highlands enjoyed one of the rare hot summers.    Today it is 21C here again.  I don’t think I’ve ever know two good summers in a row.    My garden is again looking beautiful with geraniums,  an escallonia, sweet Williams, nasturtiums, Michaelmas daisies, a peachy climbing rose, a white climbing rose and all framed by the wisteria which has gone a bit mad.    Image