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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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This evening, I was presented with an unusual photo opportunity in form of a new born fox cub exploring our garden. Like his/her parents the cub was slightly nervous of humans notwithstanding which I did manage to obtain some reasonable shots and a  short video clip. The youngster is about the size of an adult cat. We will watch his/her development with interest.

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