Out of Place
TM chopped back the rose hedge this morning, while I wrote thank-you letters. After lunch we went over to Abbotsford and had a good walk through the woods overlooking the Tweed. After that, we reckoned we'd earned tea and a scone in the cafe.
Abbotsford is looking very spruce these days. Since the Trust took over, new walks have been laid out. A visitor centre and children's playground have opened.
The stable block is unrestored, as yet. This wild-looking head is staring down from a damp and crumbling wall. Apparently it was once a waterspout on the side of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh - just one of the thousands of antiquities collected by Sir Walter Scott to embellish his Borders home.
It looks a little surprised, I think.
Many thanks, Marlieske, for hosting the DS challenge.