Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July moments (and first pics from Scotland!)

Hello from the West Highlands, and sorry for not having written sooner! : )

Scotland is - so far - absolutely stunning, but we're having the king of "on the road" holiday which really does not leave much time to use a laptop at all.
We're spending our second night on the wonderful island of Skye, and tomorrow we'll go kayaking in the area! The weather is unpredictable but overall reasonably warm and sunny, the food is really good, the people are friendly and the landscapes absolutely breathtaking. We coulnd't ask for more!

But since it's already the end of July, and I want to keep up the tradition of a little recap post at the end of the month, I'll leave you with a few pics from the last weeks - Swedish summer, mainly, and berries from our friends' garden : )

I think there's no better way to describe the mood of Northern summer than the bright, wonderful colours of wild flowers. Flowering begins at the end of March, and goes on till September. 
The amount and variety of blossoms never stops to amaze me!

Another thing I never get tired of: ducklings! : )
There are new broods of baby ducks in the park's pond now, while those we used to feed a couple months ago are now hungry, sociable and slightly awkward young mallards.

Days are long, warm and sunny. We found the time to train and even to enjoy some outdoor activities (mainly bicycle rides, BBQs and reading in the garden)

Oh, and my beautiful mother came to visit us, too! : )

And finally, on a hot summer day we left sunny Sweden..

..to reach the almost-as-sunny city of Edinburgh, our first destination and starting point for our Scottish tour! 

Hopefully within a couple days I'll manage to upload more pics from the trip - which has been awesome so far! Many thanks in advance to anyone who will stop by and see what's going on! ; )

Big hugs,



  1. Fabulous photos. I especially love the one of the duckling on the rock. Edinburgh looks fascinating. Amazing buildings. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  2. Hello Mijbil,
    Your pictures are wonderful. Such a beautiful place. I hope you have a wonderful time and have great weather.
    Big hug,

  3. Wonderful pictures. So many wonderful flowers. I am so glad that you are enjoying Scotland looking forward to seeing more pictures.
    Hugs Maria

  4. Lovely pictures! Have fun in Scotland, and enjoy summer:)
    Hugs, Candy:)