Today I spent a lovely afternoon at Mother and Father Rock Salt’s house, for most of which we sat out in the garden, enjoying the unusually bright and cheery sun and shifting chairs a lot to make sure we didn’t get sunburned despite our factor 30 sunscreen.
We are Scottish. Our natural skin tone is closer to blue than anything – we need to watch out lest it turn to scarlet while we’re not looking.
While we were out there, I took a few snaps – this post is therefore completely off-theme for Rock Salt, and contains very little by way of words, but I thought it’d be a nice wee day trip for us all, out of the kitchen and into the garden.
The idea is very much inspired by Celi at The Kitchen’s Garden – if you’ve never visited, please do. Her blog is so beautiful, and full of warmth and love as well as stunning photographs.
This photo shows the new fruit trees, which are starting to grow taller by the day, apparently!
These are strawberry plants, just flowering and getting ready to produce some lovely fruit.
Heh… A surprise face in among the plants!
Looking through the branches of the apple tree. I used to climb this tree when I was little.
Pretty water feature – commonly used as a bird bath despite the sneaky cat and disapproving owl…
There is a frog in there! Can you spot him?
This is a baby cucumber plant, just starting to sprout proper vine leaves.
Love how shy the scarecrow looks.
Just one turtle giving another turtle a piggyback. No biggie.
I saved my favourite one until last:
I just love these wee flowers – I think they are forget me nots? They are just so pretty, and the colours are super cheerful. Plus, I was really pleased with how the photo turned out – I took all of these with my phone, so it’s harder to get a nice shot. I like that the sun is shining a spotlight on them for us, too.
This was a great day – I hope you enjoyed the wander off the beaten track.