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Today, we enjoyed an interesting tour during which we witnessed part of the Glasgow Women’s 10K race 2010, visited two Mackintosh designed properties, visited Geilston Garden, near Helensburgh and drove around the southern tip of Loch Lomond near Cameron House, a High End resort.

Ben Lomond, Scotland

House for Art Lover

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This morning, I again ventured off on my bike in a quest for signs of emerging Spring. This time I chose Holmwood House in Cathcart, Glasgow. Unfortunately ( and somewhat unusually for a Victoria grand house) the garden is mainly lawn with only a handful of emerging daffodils and the like. On the plus side it was nice to admire the architecture which was possibly the finest domestic design by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Glasgow’s greatest Victorian era architect.

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This afternoon, I went off to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for Art Lover at Bellahouston Park with principal objective of obtaining images of emerging seasonal plants and flowers in the well kept garden which adjoins the Houseover For Art Lover. Unfortunately, the recent very severe winter seems to have taken its toll. However, by way of consolation, I was pleased to see a good display of snowdrops emerging from the ravages of the frost and ice.

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