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Galanthophile added a caption:Floors Castle, Kelso, Scotland, UK
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Dec 17, 2015 8:51 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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What a lovely scene ... makes me want to visit Scotland!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Dec 18, 2015 7:47 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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This was one of my favourites. Loved the colours, the perspective, and the cluttered sky; beautiful! I would love to visit Scotland too!
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Dec 18, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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I agree I came a few times back to this picture! Lovely!
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Dec 18, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I liked this as well. It sent me to Google images to see more of the site Smiling . Then I had to read about it. Which always references something else to be queried. This photo took a lot of my time Smiling before I was done.
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Dec 18, 2015 10:11 AM CST
central Illinois
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It looks regal and serene at the same time. If my memory serves me right (and it doesn't always) I voted for that scene.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Dec 18, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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Scotland is beautiful. We visited there several years ago and some of the scenery is absolutely breathtaking.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Dec 18, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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I first visited this garden at Floors castle in 2011 and was overwhelmed by it, particularly this hot colour border. I took my sister Ann (Galanthophile) with me next time I went.
If you ever get a chance to visit Scotland (I live in Northumberland which is just below the border with England), do go to this fantastic garden.
The main perennial beds are superb. This one is a more traditional one of mixed colours.
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When you get to the end of that pathway and stand opposite the gates if you look left you see what's in Ann's photo, and right is this view.
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Walk to the building at the end of Ann's view and turn left and you encounter a tranquil blue and purple hued border.
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And Floors castle itself. Wonderful!
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Dec 18, 2015 3:22 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Lovey dubby Oh my ... I just want to get on an airplane and head to Scotland!
I'd actually love to have a few months to explore England, Scotland (and Ireland, where my great grandparents were born.) Really lovely photo's Sue ... thanks to you and your sister for sharing some of the beauty in your part of the world!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Dec 18, 2015 3:50 PM CST
central Illinois
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My daughter married a guy from Scotland. They plan to stay in Houston presently, he works on oil pipelines (Houston = oil). We met his parents when the marriage happened . They live in Scotland. The father is deeply into golf (Scotland = golf).

I'll have to find out how closely his parents live to the above location just in case the marrieds ever go visit over there and (here's the plan) take my wife and me along.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Dec 18, 2015 3:52 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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jmorth said:My daughter married a guy from Scotland. I'll have to find out how closely his parents live to the above location just in case the marrieds ever go visit over there and (here's the plan) take my wife and me along.

Good plan J! Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Dec 18, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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@plantladylin My GGGgrandmother was from Ireland. Came over on the west coast to San Francisco. GGrandma married an Irishman whose parents were from Ireland, then Grandma married a Scot. Mom blew it and married a typical American Heinz 57. Lol. DNA says I am 50% Irish but I think that just means Celt. Sure wish I knew where GGGgrandma came from in Ireland.
From -60 Alaska to +100 Virginia. Wahoo
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Dec 18, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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@Oberon46 My great grandfather (James O'Farrell) and great grandmother (maiden name O'Driscoll) were both born in Cork, Ireland but I don't know what year they emigrated to the U.S.A. or where they landed but once they got to U.S. soil, they dropped the O' and the last name simply became Farrell. My grandfather John Patrick Farrell, was born (( think) in Pennsylvania and my grandmother Frances Anne (Nolan)Farrell was born in Washington, D.C. which is also where my mom was born.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Dec 19, 2015 12:11 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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You know a lot more than I do. My family's name was Burke and Hammond. I even? Hired Ancestry to try to verify names, and such but they couldn't add much more than I knew. All elders are gone now so I face a blank wall.
From -60 Alaska to +100 Virginia. Wahoo
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