June Blooms

After a cold month of May, things are finally starting to get going in the garden and many plants are coming into flower. Here’s a selection of pictures:

The bed along the edge of the upper garden
Pondside Bed

Raindrops on Hosta “Snowden”
Hosta

Osteospermums
Osteospermum
Osteospermum

Geranium “Elke”
Geranium

One of our irises by the pond
Iris

Technical note: These photos were taken using a 40 year old Olympus Zuiko lens mounted on a Panasonic GM5 digital camera body. It’s nice to have some equipment that can be used as technology advances.

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

The Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival takes place over a long weekend in June. This year, we went to a dinner concert at the Auld Alliance restaurant, featuring local ace pianist, Tom Kincaid. On the Sunday evening we saw a gypsy jazz group called Rose Room, led by the amazing fiddle playing Seonaid Aitken.
We even had some good weather this year for the Brolly Parade through the streets of Kirkcudbright.
Brolly Parade