Thursday, 8 October 2009

The beautiful Borders

It was a beautiful sunny autumn day and by chance an away day for me. I visited Old Gala House in Galashiels to see the exhibition by the needlepoint designer (for Ehrman Tapestry among others) Raymond Honeyman and to meet up with friends.

The road between Peebles and Galashiels is really lovely and one of my favourites specially at this time of year and in this kind of weather. The road runs along the river Tweed for most of the distance and I could see fishermen standing in the water. I'm not a fan of fishing but it must be fun to stand there surrounded by river water. I managed to miss them out in this photo!

There are also ruins to be seen along the road, which always offer excellent photo opportunities. As I was early I could not help myself but made several stops at dedicated parking places to take some pictures to remember this day by.

Old Gala House itself is a splendid building with a beautiful garden where even in October there was a richness of colour.

The garden also has a lovely fountain.

We enjoyed our tea and coffee as well as cake and the exhibition provided us with further colour inspiration.

Of course I had to have the accompanying book too with more background information and my fingers really itched to do some stitching when we looked at all the designs! I just love the paisley design on the front of the book!

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