The rhododendron planetum were also looking spectacular at Benmore Botanic Gardens although this is just the start of their season. I love this view of the Outdoor Centre. The city children who come here must love it, or perhaps they find it a bit scary? I was struck of course by the contrast between the simple rough hillside of primroses on our picnic (see two days ago) and the sumptious and showy magnolias and rhododendrons. We're so lucky to be able to enjoy both (though the primroses touch my heart in a special way..)
If you click on my Studio page (under banner photograph) and scroll down you will find this month's Half-Price Painting - a new idea on my blog. Painting is how I try to make an honest living (a crazy way, believe me!) so it makes sense i think to include my work here. It is so much an integral part of my life, and my paintings are my visual diary. There are some entries about my work under 'Simply Paint' and my 'arty blog' is here.
I hope you enjoy!
(Kondoing my paintings is a whole new world - of more anon....)