Friday, 11 June 2021

A world tour...

So Gail, who is away cycling with friends in the Orkney Islands this week, is fondly imagining that I am safely contained and enjoying the comforts of the Fairways Pet Haven.


Little does she know that I have snuck off on a world tour for this week's Nature Friday.

First to China and the Himalayas to admire the rhododendrons...

Then, ascending a steep path, I venture into Bhutan...

...before travelling back in time to a Victorian fernery.

Returning to the present, I find time to explore a Chilean rainforest.

I pause to appreciate the vibrancy of the Chilean firebush,

before pressing on to locate the 'Condor' shelter high in the Andes.

Lastly, closer to home, I enjoy a moment of reflection beside a tranquil pond. 

OK, full disclosure time. These photos were in fact taken a week ago in Benmore Botanic Garden, during our visit to YAM-aunty in Dunoon.

But we can still dream of globetrotting again one day...

Wishing all my friends a Happy Nature Friday, and thanking the LLB Gang once again for hosting the blog hop.


  1. oooh bertie that is really a trip around da world... what a cute idea!!! but eat nothing from a chinese street kitchen... that turns into a frework :O)

  2. Oh wow, Bertie - what a fantastic garden to visit. You were able to see all the places in the world, without having to bother with a passport, airports and aeroplanes!

    Inca xx

  3. We suspect that you are having more beautiful sights than Gail is, Bertie. The Chilean firebush flower is so gorgeous!

  4. Hari OM
    I just read Molly's response - I think she may have to retract that statement once Gail brings home the photos from Orkney, which definitely as some sights to behold.

    That said - WTG Bertie lad!!! I am so glad that you and Gail got to take this 'world tour' and got the best out of a rather dull weather day!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I thought that your mom I had photoshopped you into all of these photos and was totally shocked to find out that all of them are right there in Scotland where you visited and that it's really you in front of all this stunning Beauty. All that in one place wow

  6. How fun to take a tour of the world without ever leaving your own country. Thanks for sharing those pictures of such a beautiful place.

  7. You know we are all for using your imagination Bertie!! What beautiful gardens, and how pawesome they were dog friendly!!!
    Arty and the Gang

  8. Bertie OMDs you had me going there for a moment. BOL BOL I thought maybe you had a magic carpet.
    Well done my handsome WFT. What a beautiful tour you took Gail and YAM aunty had in Dunoon. And Mother Nature behaved!
    Hugs Cecilia and Bryan

  9. Look at you go. I bet Gail is going to be jealous when she sees the places you have gone.

  10. Well… got us. We were enjoying your globe trotting on the sly. Looks like a great place to visit.

  11. Those are some spectacular photos, what a gorgeous place! But how could Gail leave you? Serves her right that you would have an adventure on your own!

    Rosie and Redford

  12. What wonderful photographs, Bertie! What kid Gail does not know will not hurt her!