There were many nominees from the 2012 gardenwatch year that could be fitted with a Scottish kilt graphic and bring a smile to blog visitors. I’ve considered quite a few fun ways to review the year too. Then, after walking into my local supermarket and hearing the Scottish music playing I decided there was another way… something to help get round the Hogmanay cleaning too perhaps?
Jimmy Shand, a favourite of my Dad, will play out 2012. The first ‘tune’ in the video below is a Bluebell Polka. The image in the video of the Bluebell wood is also a reminder to me that I want to visit more gardens in 2013 and I’ve never seen a Bluebell Wood before so it’s going top on my list. Believe it or not, I’ll likely be heading to where I grew up as a child! It’s that just the way ;-)
The second ‘tune’ in the video below is ‘The Northern Lights of old Aberdeen’ and that’s one that my Dad would play on his harmonica (or mouth organ as we would call it). This tune is apt in many ways.
I’ve become keen on watching out for sightings of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) from my garden and caught a slight glimpse one night this year. I was amazed – it was a first for me. I’ve followed links to many stunning images and followed the fun of sightings via twitter too. Perhaps we should head up to Aberdeen in 2013 which is also where my eldest daughter will be taking in the New Year this year – a first again.
Okay, it's time to get your dancing shoes on. Wait a minute though... before you start jigging around the room to the video below, I’d like to wish good health and happiness to you, your family and friends for 2013.
See you next year!
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in December 2012.