We’ve had all kinds of weather here today – sunshine, rain, wind, hailstones… it’s been a right mixed bag.
The garden plants are doing their best to bud and flower, but there seems to be a right ol’ struggle between spring and the weather this year! Everything seems to be taking it’s time to flower. At least on this side of the shire that is.
On the other side of Aberdeenshire, trees are already blossoming and garden flowers and shrubs are looking beautiful. Must be something to do with it being a tad warmer inland.
Visiting a few old photos from a couple of years ago. Remember stopping at St Drostans church on the outskirts of New Aberdour and taking a look around. This is an interesting site and it’s located in a really beautiful spot looking out across the North Sea. As I remember, there were pirates graves in this graveyard with skull and bones engraved on their tomb stones. Some of the stones are very old and covered in lichen making it difficult to read the inscriptions, but it all adds to the old charm of this ancient site.
A little background history
“St Drostans has, in fact, got a very significant history in that it was established by St Drostan when he landed at Aberdour shore in the 6th century A.D. St. Drostan had parted from St. Columba with a view to bringing the gospel to the north east of Scotland. Aberdour is therefore, a fountainhead for Christianity in Scotland”. —Aberdour Church of Scotland St Drostans Cemetery