Remember how, upon observing me photographing some cherry blossom on our street, our neighbour advised me to visit the Crichton gardens in Dumfries later in the spring to enjoy more flowers in bloom?
At the weekend, after a day of non-stop rain and us stuck in the house the sky cleared and John dragged me out for walk in the Crichton. I was curious to see the gardens and didn’t object (much).
I fell in love with the gorgeous purple candle-like cones on the conifers there and the smaller bright ones of the branch tips.
The gunnera plant held the water drops after the recent rain.
It was so peaceful around the gardens water feature framed by a colourful border made of aquatic plants. It has became our favourite spot since.
When we visited the Crichton grounds earlier (without a camera) I was wondering what the untidy heaps rising above the water in the pond were. Well, they turned out to be Lysichiton Americanum plants.
The yellows and the greens were offset by the fiery cerise and pinks of Pieris Forest Flame.
The blue carpet of tiny water forget-me-nots caught my attention.
The bluebells grew just nearby.
After about 40 minutes it started raining again and we were urged to head home, but on the way I photographed some multi-coloured rhododendron blooms that hedged the gardens and a lovely magnolia blossoms. I wish I had more time!