Thursday, 11 September 2014


At this time of year, with the days shortening and the temperatures dropping, the floral displays and gardens of Edinburgh were looking good. Those of Princes Street Gardens were particularly nice.
At one end, there was a formal flower bed planted in two sections. One part took the form of what looked like a 'Yin-yang' symbol.
Immediately to the left of this a traditional floral clock - in this case, fully working with moving hands.
All very colourful, as were the longer borders which line the walk-way.  Here, Geraniums were still in full flower and made a lovely backdrop to the hundreds of people who sat enjoying the gardens and sunshine while eating their lunch.
At the base of the magnificent 'Scott Memorial', pink Hydrangeas were also adding a splash of colour to the scene.
It was as we were passing the Scott Memorial one day, that we over-heard this conversation, which took place between two women of doubtful intelligence:

Woman 1:  "Who was Walter Scott anyway?"
Woman 2:  "I don't know, I think he went to the Arctic or something."

If this conversation had been between two people from some small, island nation on the other side of the world, you could have excused it. But, to hear such stupidity from two British women just boggles the mind.
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