Saturday, May 22, 2010

O Flower of Scotland

I took all these photos this afternoon around Edinburgh's Inverleith Park and Botanic Gardens. Some of them match the words of Scotland's unofficial anthem - some of them don't! I hope you enjoy Scotland in the sunshine, anyway...

O flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again?That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think againThe hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly heldAnd stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think againThose days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

That's a sad song, to me. But it was a beautiful day! Tomorrow, the jumble sale and yes, Liz, I may have exaggerated: perhaps it was more my own BIRTHweight in buttons! Shall I weigh them? Photos to come...


TheMadHouse said...

What lovely images, I guess you have had a nice hot day in scotland as we have in the NE of England. Thinking of you all

Serenata said...

Hasn't it been such a lovely day - glad to see it extended to Scotland - I enjoyed the tour :-)

Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Floss - lovely to see your photos of Edinburgh - I'm looking forward to seeing your jumble sale buys - I used to go with my mum every Saturday to a JS.

Sending you and your mum lots of good wishes -


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hello Floss, good to see you are out in the sunshine, lovely pictures.

Sarah said...

Glad to hear you managed to get to Edinburgh, but sad to hear she isn't at all well. I hope you are enjoying the time with your parents. I hope your Mum is doing a little better now that you are with her. Love to you. xxx

silverpebble said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures Floss, and the words of that song. Have fun at the jumble sale.

I am very excited about your hoopoe sightings

Angela said...

Yes, but please weigh those buttons in lbs and oz - you are in Auld Reekie, not La Belle France right now. cant cope with the metric stuff!
love to you and your Mum x

Floss said...

Yes, indeedy, Angela - my only weighing scales here are my grandma's brass imperial ones, so no metric here...

It's been a bit of a busy day in Looking After Parents Land, so I hope I'll get that post done for you all tomorrow! said...

Looks lovely Floss, and hot too like it was here in Lancashire! Have a happy week! suzie xxxx

Joy said...

Enjoyed all these pictures. We've made a few friends from Scotland who have moved over here with the oil and gas business. My Mother in law married a man from Aberdeen a few years ago. He is a wonderful man. Glad you are enjoying your trip.
♥ Joy