Animal pathway probably used by foxes,rabbits and others.
Continued from previous post..........
We've arrived at the mansion gates.
It's easy to feel one is walking into a fairy tale scene here.
Princess Rosebud,the Sleeping Beauty awakes from her hundred year's slumber.
Illustration from a much loved family fairy story book,circa 1900.
Rear view of the house.
Smith's classically proportioned original building is in the centre flanked by the "new" wings.
View from the back door steps over what in past times would have been formal gardens
with sheep pasture beyond. The elevated position allowed an uninterrupted view across the Firth of Forth.
A mid 18th century painting by Thomas Gainsborough of an aristocratic couple in an idealized pastoral
landscape fashionable at the time.
The meadow today is lush with grasses and wild flowers,a perfect nesting ground for partridges.
Ribwort,vetch and grasses
Ribwort and purple vetch
Buttercups glowing in the sunlight.