A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Gorgeous lavender and borage!


One nice thing about all the rain we had over the winter is that the herbs are all in wonderful condition!

I was out weeding this morning (again) – weeding our small garden near the house. We have fenced in part of it, which contains the onions, garlic, spinach and butternut squash.

Outside the fence, we have many of our cultivated herbs. Lavender, chamomile, borage. Also many cacti, including 3 aloe plants. I love herbs, and plant several new ones each year. (We also have many wild herbs on the land, such as thyme, lavender, rosemary, and others – but I like some close, too, so that I can sit on the terrace and gaze at my gorgeous herbs!!)

So anyway – I was weeding. And weeding. And weeding. A weekly task for each and every garden! But in-between, I took a few photos. They’re not as good as the ones husband Kenton takes, of course, but then I’m no expert, and only have a little camera – it’s great, though, because I can just stick it in my pocket or handbag, so I’m ready if a photo op comes my way!

Here are some pictures I took this morning.

Lujos aloe

Aloe plant

Lujos lavender

A big fat bee enjoys the lavender

Lujos borage

Borage, almost ready to flower

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

5 thoughts on “Gorgeous lavender and borage!

  1. Don’t run yourself down, I reckon these are pretty damn good pictures !


  2. Where has lujos been? Busy weeding?


    • Lujos has been on vacation, as daughter Peggy is visiting! (though I did make lotions and creams today!!)

      Blogging will be resumed soon….


  3. Say hi to Peggy. I did know she was visiting, didn’t know she was still there.

    Does Peggy weed too?


    • Hm, let me think. Does she weed? Ah…. no! She hates the bugs and the countryside! Sitting by the pool or on the terrace she DOES like, though!