Ever since I unexpectedly found my name in an edition of Webster’s dictionary as a child, I’ve naturally been taken with any country where the heather plant grows; Scotland, that is. If you wish to see the hillsides in bloom, it seems August is the best time to go! I’m also a fan of BBC news, as it seems less partial, while it also allows me to avoid any Lindsay Lohan nonsense; something that’s often difficult here in the States. Anyhow… the two came together (scottish heather and bbc) while I perused through pinterest.com today during lunch. I found the first picture below and decided to share, along with a few more of Scotland; BBC slideshow here. There’s a bit of heather there, and I’m thoroughly impressed at how it can grow in such a rough terrain.
my goodness, the beauty is almost overwhelming!
by Damian Kane
I really do have such a soft spot for harbours.
by Craig Swan
by Bruce Carlyle
Night freckles! I’m so jealous of this shot!
by Dave Tarvit
My love of plaid makes a little more sense now. My love of gardening is genetic, but in honor of my name (I’m ridiculous, I know) I included a heather plant. You might be able to make it out in this photo, or this one from prior posts.
For fun, here’s an article about a Heather and her whiskey. Watch out you boys, it’s no longer only a man’s drink!