This evening, I am posting images of more colourful May-time blooms, this time from Rouken Glen, south of Glasgow. These range from subtle pastels to vibrant reds. The rhododendrons are particularly prominent. These plants are not native to Scotland but imported from the Himalayas in the 19th century and have since dispersed and flourished on a grand scale, falling somewhere between a pest and a vibrant colour display in Springtime. This year we are benefiting from a particularly colourful display of cherry blossom.

May Blossom, Glasgow

Red Petals in Spring

Rhododendron flowers, Scotland

Rhododendron in Spring

Rhododendron Flowers in Spring

Spring Blossom, Glasgow

Elsewhere today:

  • For the time being at least, the volcanic ash cloud has shifted allowing the airports to re-open. However, the ash cloud is still there and we remain hostage to the wind direction.
  • Received positive feedback on a private ancestry tour I have arranged for a U.S. couple.
  • Responded to enquiry for a small group tour of Ireland.

Not to be overlooked is the General Election held today across all the U.K. Result could prove a watershed for British politics just as the country has to face up to some extremely tough economic decisions which will probably lead to a number of years of austerity and hardship.

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