The Winter Gardens (in Summer)
On Tuesday, Matilda and I met Steff at the David Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park. A reliably warm spot in the centre of an unpredictable city, this is a favourite place for... well... almost everyone I know.
That said, Matilda seemed underwhelmed:
The bright side of Matilda sleeping through yet another cultural experience was that I could go a bit camera crazy.
And I did.
Poor Steff was very patient as I paused to photograph almost every brightly coloured plant.
For all the beautiful plants, my favourite part of the Gardens has to be the terrapins. I can spend ages standing watching them gliding around their pond - although on Tuesday they were all clambering onto rocks and platforms to bask in the sun.
It was a gorgeous day so once we were done meandering through the Gardens, we settled down for tea and scones at the outdoor cafe.
Alas, a seagull made off with my scone while I was feeding Matilda (every Aberdonian reading this will roll their eyes at the inevitability and wonder why I was foolish enough to leave food in plain sight. I blame the sleep deprivation) but the cafe staff took pity on me and replaced it free of charge.
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