Today felt like summer – the forecast says that this week Scotland will enjoy the same temperatures as the Algarve! In celebration of this optimistic forecast and of the beautiful day I ditched the studying (sorry Colin! ;)) went to my little plot instead and planted a few things, including some aquilegia – which I have now learned (thanks to google) is also known as columbine or granny’s bonnet. I don’t know what colour my flowers will be as the seeds were a gift from my friends garden and I never thought to ask – I’m looking forward to the surprise (and secretly hoping for blue) ;))
aquilegia_vulgaris_4644I didn’t even know what aguilegia looked like to be honest – hence the google search ;)) Quickly realised I did know after all – and I do happen to love columbines. I’m also reminded of my love of old botanical illustrations and of old books in general and found this gorgeous example online.

1844720df4ab0530e455da17ed31c4d177a6af I also found this – which I think is rather beautiful – it’s an X-ray! Found it here –

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