Scotland at the weekend.

September 15, 2014  |  Featured Posts

Saturday was a beautiful, warm and sunny day with us so we decided to take a drive.
We stopped first in Stirling where I took some photos of a dahlia garden that I had seen a couple of weeks ago………

We had morning coffee in Stirling…………

….but not at the castle.

We then moved onto Callander…………

…..which is a popular place with tourists. It was busy on Saturday with it being a warm day and holiday weekend.

We then drove out of Callander past Loch Lubnaig and onto Lochearnhead where we stopped and had a walk………………

This little wagtail followed us around for a while. We left there and moved onto Killin where we stopped at the Falls of Dochart………..

It was a lovely day that reminded me of how easy it is to find beautiful countryside without going too far from home.

I’m currently on annual leave for a couple of days and after I see the physio again this afternoon I’m tackling a major reorganisation of all my crafting bits and pieces before I have a new unit delivered tomorrow. The bunny in my last post now has his head – although if Rosa had anything to do with it he would lose it again very quickly……

I had to quickly rescue “Wilbur” before she ran off with him.

I’ll leave you with a photo of both Poppy and Rosa relaxing last week. Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.

PS It’s a momentous week for Scotland which culminates on Thursday with the historic independence vote. I don’t want to use my blog to state any political views but I feel that I have to say that I am proud to be British.


  1. Beautiful photos – your kitties look very relaxed!

  2. I was going to ask you how it was going with the Scottish Independence vote. I’ll be thinking of you as I hear the results. Love all the lovely pics — such a beautiful country! Those dahlias are gorgeous too! lol about Wilbur! That pic of the kitties just cracks me up! Poppy and Rosa are so pretty together!

  3. Lovely pictures! That bunny is just adorable. Poppy and Rosa look quite content. 😉

  4. That’s a hilarious photo of the two cats, well more hilarious because of the one on her back – Rosa? Quick thinking on your part in rescuing the bunny!

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your trip to Stirling. So pretty!

    Enjoy your annual leave.

    It will be interesting to see the outcome of the vote this week!

  5. Hi Ann, I have loved looking at all the photos in this post. Scotland is such a beautiful country. I’d love to return one day for a good look around. Those dahlias are stunning.

    Will it change life much for you if Scotland does become independent? It’s going to be interesting to see what is decided.

    I see Poppy and Rosa are as full of character as ever 🙂

    I like your project bag in the photo with Wilbur being bunny-napped by Rosa. Is that from the company Sew Much 2 Luv? I have been looking at them over the past couple of months and thinking about whether I ‘need’ one. lol

    Enjoy the rest of your time off! (I get annual leave with my paid employment, but the boss of my non-paid employment is a bit of a slave driver. lol)

  6. Beautiful flowers , always love your beautiful photos.
    All the best for Thursday , have a lovely week sweet friend .

  7. You live in such a beautiful region. My son and his wife were travelling Scotland last year and they were so enthousiastic about what they saw and visited. Great pictures.

    Enjoy your days off.

  8. Ann – My mother and I were just talking about you and the vote later this week on the issue of Scottish Independence. Based on your employer, I guessed (correctly) how you might vote on the issue. I am SO impressed at the percentage of eligible Scots who have registered to vote. We have terribly low registration and then the percentage of those registered to vote who actually do vote also leaves much to be desired. I’ve always thought that voting was both a right and a privilege.
    I enjoyed the photos of the dahlias and the dear little wagtail. You had a lovely day out and some choice scenery to enjoy. Last but not least, your girls are a delight. Their photo brought a smile to my face.

  9. Ann! Hello!
    What a lovely outing. Dahlias are such amazing flowers, your pics are gorgeous.
    I hope that your reorganization of your craft area is going well.
    Look at those naughty cats!

    I hope that you have another wonderful Saturday outing planned.

  10. Lovely photos, those Dahlias are gorgeous.

    Poor Wilbur, I hope Rosa doesn’t love him too much

  11. Oh those dahlias are glorious! I truly adore them as they are such a nice flower to finish off summer, those and sunflowers. What a beautiful trip to Scotland. The photos are beautiful, especially the falls of Dochart. The little bunny is so sweet and I’m glad you rescued it from Rosa! Um, I think I would lay like your cats on that rug! Looks so soft and luxurious. As for the referendum, I feel sad for those who wanted to split because I know that they will always want to have an independent Scotland. We have a similar situation here in Canada with Quebec. I, of course, want Quebec to stay but I understand how they must feel too. Hugs to you!

  12. I hope you appt went well.
    Super pics, I love Scotland’s scenery.
    Aww poor Wilbur, I wonder what he did!

  13. Beautiful pictures and those cats are adorable. Lovely pics of Scotland – I do so miss it very much. We are thinking of coming up for Christmas. x

  14. A long time after the vote but as a Scot I too am glad to be British! Lovely, lovely photographs, Ann, makes me homesick. Dahlias are much loved by the WT.

  15. I so enjoyed your photos of Scotland–my husband’s ancestors came from Scotland and we would love to visit your country some day! Glad you were pleased with the outcome of the vote 🙂

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