My friend and work colleague Anna's father had a birthday today. Anna's parents have a holiday cottage in New Galloway just over an hour's drive from here. Well, more of a house as it has a HUGE garden that needs almost daily tending. Anna's folks split their time between their flat in Edinburgh and this wonderful house in the country.
Today was Anna's father's birthday and I was invited up for dinner.
On the drive up, I drove past an area that has feral goats. These goats were brought over by the Romans (!). When the Romans buggered off back to mainland Europe, the goats were left (or locals took them). These are part of the remaining wild flock.
It was a wonderful day, full of good conversation, good food and pleasant surroundings. It's a shame life doesn't have more days like this.
Some Hawthorne is in bloom. It is May, the traditional month for Hawthorne to be in bloom. Some still call it Mayflower.
Where there are flowers, there will be bees. This beautiful bumble was resting on a rock.
There was also a HUGE buzzard perched in a tree on the side of the road. I couldn't pull over as there was no shoulder to pull onto. Plus, if I had stopped the car, I'm sure this magnificent raptor would have flown off.