My Aberdeen Monday...

Where in the world are they enjoying our disappearing daylight hours?
 I totally took life in the southern hemisphere for granted while living in Caracas, Venezuela where our
Thanksgiving and Christmas were well lit for a decent amount of time.

The sun has not even peeped in on Aberdeen yet, but supposedly it began to rise somewhere above the clouds at 8:02 a.m. and will set this afternoon at 4:03 p.m.

if there is ever a day that Aberdeen needs a spotlight...
today is the day.
Rainy and gray.
The perfect day
to welcome you to Pitmedden Gardens,

located 14 miles north of Aberdeen.
This formal walled garden was originally laid out in 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton.
Today Pitmedden is surrounded by five miles of box hedging...
lovingly kept up by volunteers and employees of the National Trust for Scotland.
Our group visited the gardens the week before their 
annual Harvest Celebration where visitors can buy apples from the 80 varieties of apple trees throughout the property.
The Museum of Farming Life is just beyond the herb garden...
and worth a wander.

After lunch in the tearoom, if you want to stretch your legs before heading out...
there is a mile and a half long trail that takes you through the beautiful estate.
I feel 'lighter' already.
Happy Monday! 

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