Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Back and Gone Again!

Meconopsis

Honey, I'm home! But not for long as I am off again for my next holiday very soon, this time in the Netherlands.
British humor

My garden tour around Scotland was wonderful and I will tell you all about it, but not today as I just don't have the time.
Scottish Thistle

Today I will give you a tantalizing glimpse of some of the lovely Scottish gardens that I've visited these last few days.
Wonderful views

My holiday in Scotland in the proverbial nutshell.
Stunning gardens
Candelabra Primulas

This is all I have time for as I have loads to do as you always have after you've come home from a holiday. You know the drill, my washing machine is working overtime and so am I as there is so much to do in the garden. It feels and looks like I've been gone for ages instead of just one week. So I'd better get cracking. I'll be back to blog again soon(ish) after my second holiday so watch this space!
Fairytale castles

Copyright 2008 Y.E.W. Heuzen

Gardening must never be put on a pedestal. All that matters is that it should give its maker pleasure. Anna Pavord, Gardening Companion, 1992

47 comments:

Marian said...

Even gauw, we zijn druk bezig met huizen, de onderhandelingen zijn begonnen! spannend!!
De blauwtjes heten. . . .
Parelkruid (Lithospermum)
Ik moest ook even zoeken want ik wist het ook zo gauw niet meer ;-)
Ik kom nog terug!
groetjes, Marian

shirl said...

Hello again, Yolanda :-D

Delighted to see blue skies and sunshine on your garden to tour to Scotland! Looking forward to your postings. I love the pink candelabra primulas :-D

Have a great second holiday! Coming from Scotland I have one final thing to add. Haste ye back!

Ruth Welter said...

Yolanda, the nutshell tour is pretty awesome, I'll take that castle you were showing, looks like it is right up my alley. I will look forward to more of your pictures.

marl1 said...

Dat waren alvast mooie glimpsjes! (wow de Meconopsis..:-)ben benieuwd naar de rest van het vat....
En alvast weer mooie vakantie gewenst en sterkte met al het (tuin)werk!

OT Ga van 1200m naar 500..(1 foto nwe tuin stond op log 20 april) en ik maak mij geen illusies over hoe deze tuin er over 1 jaar uitziet- we zijn vaker verhuisd en altijd lag er later veel meer steen...;-((

lenie said...

das ook wat !!
haai en baai !!
ziet er veelbelovend uit ...dus ben benieuwd ....'))
en nu Nederland in ??? ook weer benieuwd waar je heen gaat ....
OT: nee nog geen camera in nestkastje maar breng me niet op een idee ;))
fijne trip !!en groetjessss

Frances, said...

Hi YE, what a dream vacation, Scotland and its gardens. I can't wait to see the long version of your trip, they are always first class. Have a safe and fun second journey too.

Frances

Hanneles paradis said...

So fantastic.

Cheryl said...

Oh the blue poppy....I adore it... and a beautiful photograph.
Glad you enjoyed your stay in Scotland and the sun shone for you.

Off again, you must have the gypsy in your sould....have fun.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Enjoy the second holiday. I look forward to hearing and seeing more from your travels.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

What a tease, leading off with that Meconopsis! That Portrack House garden looks amazing. Enjoy your further vacation.

Karin A said...

Welcome home! I can imagine you've had a great holiday and I'm looking forward reading more about it and seeing your pictures. Have a nice holiday, again (not jeallous at all)! :)

Kram Karin

Christelle said...

Christelle here from the United States of America. Thank you for the blue flower, I've been looking for one for quite some time. Your pictures are breath taking!

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Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yolanda, you little gad about, this is such a delightful tease. I can't wait to see more and read all about your experiences.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Ooooh... the "in a nutshell" pictures are lovely. Can't wait to hear all about that trip, and this latest one, too! Hope you have a wonderful time. :)

Matron said...

Yes, Scotland is wonderful! glad you enjoyed your trip and thanks for the phots.

Barbara said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your posts of the gardens in Scotland. I'm so curious....:-) !!

The Garden Faerie said...

Hi Yolanda, Looks like you had a great trip! Love all the photos; the hillside gardens ARE stunning! And I do like the sign! :)
~ Monica

Casbah Kitten said...

I can hardly wait for the full story! The pictures are beautiful!

Brimstone said...

Dat belooft wat je logs over Schotland! Maar nu eerst genieten van de tweede vakantie!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Have fun on your next holiday. Can't wait to read more.~~Dee

Something White said...

Dag Yolanda Elizabeth, dankjewel voor je bezoek aan Something White en voor het achterlaten van een berichtje. Het is altijd leuk om nieuwe mensen, nieuwe werelden en nieuwe dingen te ontdekken! Je bent dus een echte tuinkenner, maar ik moet toegeven dat ik absoluut weinig verstand heb van tuin, plant, bloem en boom. We hebben ook (nog) geen tuin waar ik m'n hele ziel in zou kunnen leggen, maar daarom verheug ik me des te meer over prachtige tuinen en foto's bij anderen. Hartelijke groet, Marjolijn

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Yolanda, I hope you will enjoy your vacations in the Netherlands!

I've never been to Scotland myself, but one of those days I will...
/Katarina

guild-rez said...

Hello Yolanda..
blue poppies I love are very nice. The hillside garden of Scotland are quite impressive. Hope to see more pictures.
Thank you for your visit.
Yes, my new blog is all about mushrooms, they deserve a special blog. Amazing what I can find in the woods.
Hope you have a great vacation..
-Cheers Gisela

Naturegirl said...

Thank you Yolanda for posting these photos for us and for coming by and visiting with me!You go and get your to do list accomplished and have a good time on trip 2..see you soon!
I love the castle! :) NG

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Glad the sun shone for you in Scotland. Looks like an amazing trip. I'm feasting my eyes on the greens.

Libbys Blog said...

Two holidays! Lucky you!!!

Curtis said...

Ive Always wanted to go to Scotland. Thanks for showing a bit of it.

Jean Ann said...

unbelievable pictures! The poppy is so amazing...the landscapes...oh, i am inspired to garden today!

Kerri said...

I've just had a wonderful time reading all your latest posts, Yolanda! The looong border will keep you very busy, but with the Bliss Team helping I'm sure it'll go faster :)
Your roses are breathtaking...incredible..spectacular! I wish I could grow them like that!
Your garden tour in Scotland sounds fabulous, and I look forward to seeing your photos and hearing all about it. Wow...the blue poppy is...just too spectacular for words!
Have a wonderful time on your second holiday..and think of us while you're enjoying yourself.
(if you have time) ;)

Miranda Bell said...

Hi Yolande - looks like you had a good trip to Scotland - it's a truly beautiful place - one of my favorite places is the Isle of Skye - wonder if you got there? Hope everything is growing well in your own garden.. have a good weekend Miranda

Rose said...

Oh my, I do want to go to Scotland! Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Your lovely blue poppy seems to have done very well in your absence.

marga said...

Prachtige foto's Yolande.....die smaken naar meer.
Fijn weekend.

rusty in miami said...

We can’t wait to get all the details. I am heading for the old continent next week with my family on holiday and I am hoping to stop by and see some gardens.

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ladyluz said...

Loved the taster of things to come from your Scottish trip. Can't wait for your inimitable take on it all.

I hope you're having fun on this next holiday....

nikkipolani said...

Yolanda, that blue flower is stunning! Is that a poppy? Enjoy your wonderful holidays!

Kylee said...

You are such a tease!!! :-p

Tracy said...

LOVELY! There is something quite magical about blue poppies...and LOVE the sleeping fairies sigh--too cute! Glad you had a wonderful holiday! Happy Summer Days ((HUGS))

kate smudges said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful time in Scotland. A gardener's perfect holiday - visiting other gardens. I look forward to seeing more of your photographs when you have returned from your next vacation. Enjoy!

stadtgarten said...

Hi Yolanda, I wish you a wonderful second holiday and I am looking forward to seeing more photos from your garden tour to Scotland. Thanks for sharing some first impressions.
The title of your last post remindetd me of a book by Katie Fforde "Highland Fling" :)
Have a good time!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Now that you've whetted my appetite I can't wait for you to return to share all your photos and stories about your holidays. Hope you're having a glorious time!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

fran sorin said...

Yolanda-

What a feast for the eyes! Scotland is one of those place that is on my 'must see' for gardening. I actually apprenticed with a Scottish gardener and he always told me that there is nothing like Scottish gardens. Thanks for sharing with us! Fran

Catherine said...

Gorgeous photo's, and wow those view's!! That blue himilayan poppy is a knockout!! ~Love that shade of blue! And that castle looks pretty awesome as well!!
Love the post before this one too, gorgeous photo's and garden's!
Have a blissful week!
Cat

Andrea's Garden said...

hi Yolanda, from one great holiday on to another! Loved your pictures. Andrea

A wildlife gardener said...

You were so close to me when you visited Scotland, Yolanda! Next time we may meet...love the thistles...and yes, they do look very much like the cirsiums in my garden :)

VP said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and hopefully you are on your second holiday. Look forward to seeing all your holiday photos!

Hanneles paradis said...

I love Thistle...