Thursday, 21 June 2018

Summer Solstice





Visiting Borders countryside earlier this week, the weather was cold and windy
and didn't feel much like midsummer.








Old drystane dyke (drystone wall)  field boundary.
This form of building dates from Neolithic times in Europe.




Roadside vegetation




Meadow Cranesbill  -  Wild Geranium





These recently sheared sheep quickly ran off when they saw us.
Probably fearful of another ordeal.


















Thank you for visiting



Shared with :   Skywatch Friday    Floral Friday Fotos    Saturday's Critters
                         All Seasons      Mosaic Monday    Image-in-ing

31 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

It may have been cold and windy but it is achingly beautiful country. Based on my limited experience in Scotland warm, sunny days are a scarce commodity.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Such beautiful countryside, and so different from my S CA desert scenery!! Love the macro shots.

Kay L. Davies said...

What an amazing green landscape!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature shots! love the sheep! Happy Summer Solstice ^_^

Happy Weekend coming to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Mmmm, I'm imagining myself wandering in your photos. Gorgeous! Happy Summer Solstice to you.

Kalantikan said...

Wow, a very serene landscape. Scotland is a dream country to visit since childhood, yet might not be able to fulfill in this lifetime. I've been to NZ and i see some similarities with those photos.

Jim said...

Great shots

Villrose said...

--- but it looks like midsummer!
A wonderful time :)

biebkriebels said...

It is all so green, nice with the (naked) sheep.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

The landscape is gorgeous. I've never seen a wild geranium before - it's very pretty. When I first saw the sheep they looked so skinny I thought they were goats. LOL

dritanje said...

Amazing you managed to capture the sheep's expression of - get me out of here! and also a more measured curiosity. Great close up of the meadow cranesbill. It all looks so green. I guess it is, I'm just so used to it. And it's getting warmer. Thanks for a lovely day
M xx

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful sheep, and all nature, thanks.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. The boundary The old stone wall boundary means the Roman Empire one? Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Summer! I love the pretty views of the countryside. The sheep are so cute. Great critters. I love the pretty purple flowers. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visit and comment too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Hi Ruby, lovely photos! Those sheep are adorable. Thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed catching up with you too. Have a great weekend :)

Betty Crow said...

Wonderful scenic shots. Love the sheep!

carol l mckenna said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting again and hope you had a lovely Summer Solstice ~

Happy Weekend,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful summer countryside shots!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful countryside! Love your photos today and those sheered sheep!

Jeanna said...

I suppose they figure, "Not again" haha. They look pretty good though as does all that green and the wild violets. We had some cold and windy weather and I knew at the time I'd be missing it and although it's barely gone I surely do.

gillena cox said...

Happy Mosaic Monday

Much💞love

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful welcome to the summer ! Lovely green hillsides!

Maggie said...

Everything looks so lush and verdant, there are so many greens in nature and you've captured many of them in this lovely post today. The sheep were very wise to run away after the previous encounter with humans!
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Teresa Kindred said...

That's so very beautiful! Wish I could see in person! Teresa from NanaHood.com

Snap said...

Beautiful countryside. So green! I giggled at the "under dressed" sheep...!

Sarah said...

Amazing images! The crisp greens really draw me in. thanks for sharing.

Tammie Lee said...

So very pretty! Green as can be just like here.

Lorrie said...

There's a beauty in your photos that tugs at the emotions. It's so open and wild looking. I love drystone walls and that way this one ambles up the hill is lovely. I hope the weather warms up a little for you.

Sylvia said...

Hi, You have captured lovely views. I really like the drystone wall. Thanks for sharng and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Angie said...

Any countryside with dry stone walls and sheep is a place I love to walk … I remember one walk when you could hear the sheep crying from a long way off - they had separated the ewes and the lambs so the ewes could be sheared - what a mournful racket they made!

stardust said...

Dear Ruby – I’m sorry to be late. I’ve been attracted by this kind of countryside, so lush with shades of green. When there are drystone walls, it looks perfectly British or Irish. When there are cute critters, it’s perfectly lovely. Wish you a pleasant summer.

Yoko

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