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Saturday, 24 April 2010
My Saturday with picture overload!
We decided at the last minute today to have a day out. This was our first stop off at Dunure Castle just outside Ayr. I am lucky enough to only live just over an hour from here.
We then drove on to visit Culzean Castle. Right next to the car park was a Deer park. This little sweetie was very friendly and stood right by the fence letting everyone and anyone pet it.
There were very few flowers blooming in the walled garden but the colours on the ones you could see were just beautiful.
In another part of the walled garden there was a large range of palm plants and this little hut.
The gardens and grounds are so extensive that we got lost at one point and accidently came across this wild garden area containing these sculptures. I just loved the tree with the bird , squirrel and butterfly.
These last pictures are of the beautiful castle and its grounds. We didn;t have time today to go inside but will go back sometime over the summer to do this. But I do know that there is a flat on the top floor that in 1945 General D Eisenhower was invited to accept a lifetime tenancy as a gesture of Scottish thanks for Americas support during World War II.
Before going home we decided to travel further up the coast where we sat at the harbour and had something to eat and then we sat at the seashore where I did a little stitching on Stitch Witch and Ian went off with his tripod to take more of his photographs. So, if anyone out there was looking for me yesterday you now know where I was..lol.
I will try and come back later today with an update on my stitching piece. I'm hoping to get at least a few hours stitching in the afternoon. Hugs!