I'm late, I'm late, this is last week, there is still this week to do and its the weekend already, where is time going? So what's been happening? We've been buy in the nursery potting plants and starting to put up the poly tunnel. David has made some lovely signs for some of the sales tables as you can see below.
|I've been enjoying creating lovely vases of flowers for the nursery |
with a combination of garden flowers and wild flowers, I particularly like the
wild carrot, Daucus carota.
|We now have a wee selection of bulbs for sale in the nursery, some old favourites and|
some interesting varieties
Tuesday was our day off again, so we decided to go into Edinburgh to the Gallery of Modern Art and see the exhibition by MC Escher. I've long been a fan of his work and was interested to see the art and history behind the man.
I used to take myself of and explore museums and galleries in Edinburgh regularly BC (before children) but then life gets busy and you get out of touch with things you used to like doing, so it was lovely to visit the exhibition with David and have another great day together. We also had a look at the Charles Jencks Landform, a beautifully sculpted piece of landscape architecture in the grounds of the main gallery building. I love the sweeping curves and inclusion of water where the shapes flow together. You can see more of his work here Charles Jencks
|Charles Jencks Landform at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh|
|Onwards into the distance|
|David trying to make sence of it all|
|Looking up to the roof of one of the stairways, tiny little black leaves|
|Another iconic piece of art by Roy Lichtenstein|
|Sculpture in the gallery grounds|
After visiting the gallery we enjoyed a lovely lunch in their cafe, the tomato and beetroot soup was fab, and then we gave in to chocolate browinies, well it is our day off after all. Walking back to the car we passed these great Artichokes flowering over a wall, the advantage of sheltered town gardening as opposed to our hillside gardening is sometimes frustrating,
|Artichokes in the city|
|Another installation in the grounds of the gallery, and there won't be if I don't get some blogs written|
and catch up with the million and one things on my various to do lists!
After our gallery visit we took Bracken for a walk along the water of Leith, the river that runs from the Pentlands, through Edinburgh to the River Forth. You can walk the whole length of it, I've cycled part of it a while ago now with the kids before from Balerno to Slateford, which was fun. Bracken enjoyed his walk, we saw a heron and enjoyed walking under the trees, seeing part of the city from a different perspective.
|The water of Leith|