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This morning, I cycled up to Greenbank Garden to obtain more images of emerging colours of Spring. This post focuses on daffodils for which Greenbank is famous with about 500 different varieties. In previous posts I have included daffodils from Greenbank. Here is the latest batch.

Narcissus Bunclody

Narcissus Croesus

Narcissus Cyclops

Narcissus Jules Verne

Narcissus Loch Loyal

Narcissus Sealing Wax

Narcissus Trena

Also took this video clip of a section of Greenbank . Gardens feature in my tour portfolio.

Elsewhere today:

  • Posted information on Seaton family history to my GlasgowAncestry blog.
  • Corresponded with clients re upcoming tours.

This evening, my theme is the interesting primrose plant which flowers at this time of year. I found this isolated clump in a Glaswegian cemetery, a typical habitat.  I believe this plant, which forms part of the primula family, is protected by law. The Latin name for the primrose is Primulus vulgaris. The plant normally grows to a height of  10cm and is native to Britain and Europe. The flowers vary from pale cream to deep yellow in colour.

Elsewhere today:

  • Have posted information on Reid family history to my GlasgowAncestry blog.
  • Helped lead person of small group tour I am arranging with lodgings in London.
  • Undertook further work on a new self-drive tour of Scotland and Ireland.

This evening, I am posting a couple of images of black sheep which were taken locally, near Glasgow. For some reason the local farmer focuses on this niche breed. There is another small flock in an adjacent field but the animals were too far away for a descent image. Intriguingly, I saw a black sheep with a white lamb! Note presence of white sheep in above image. (I am considering getting a camera with a long lens in order to get some interesting distance shots as I tour and travel around.)

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