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Amphitrite 02-05-2007 03:34 PM

Day Out at Botanic Gardens
 
On Saturday it was a beautiful day (yes all you disbelievers - sunshine in Scotland) so a group of friends and myself went out to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens for the day.

It was a lovely day out, and here's a few pics we took :)

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/209_Orchids_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/209_Orchids_1_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/209_Orchids_2_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/209_Orchids_3_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/209_Lilly_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/209_Cacti_1.jpg

Lauri 02-05-2007 04:40 PM

Beautiful photos kate, glad you got a chance to spend a beautiful saturday out with friends :) sounds like it was a wonderful time.

Lupin 02-05-2007 10:19 PM

Hey! My parents used to have that kind of orchid on the 3rd pic. We still have the one on the 4th.:love: My grandmother also keeps the 5th one.:)

Glad you have a wonderful time.:)

Daz 02-06-2007 01:58 AM

Where's the pond pics ??

Amphitrite 02-06-2007 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlil
Where's the pond pics ??

Unfortunately they didn't turn out. I'll get some more pics of them next time I'm there though.

Melissa 02-06-2007 06:28 AM

They are very beautifull kate. I would love to visit a place like that here.

xingumike 02-06-2007 07:05 AM

Lovely orchids :)

Biarsha 02-06-2007 08:02 AM

Very nice pics...beautiful flowers :mrgreen:

flatcam1 02-06-2007 02:51 PM

i think my parents keep all the orchids there LOL :lol:

beautiful pics kate! :D

Amphitrite 02-06-2007 03:29 PM

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone. :)

When I got to the Botanic Gardens on Saturday, I was absolutely amazed and delighted to discover that inside one of the glass houses, there were two massive ponds which come up to around waist level. In the first tank, there are community tropical fish. Thousands of them! The ponds are full of plants from the fishes natural habitat.

There were guppies, platys, corys, plecos, apple snails the size of my hand and I don't know what else. There were thousands of fry swimming about and it was amazing to look down and see them in an environment much closer to that which they come from.

The second pond had South American Cichlids. As you can probably imagine - that was me. I wasn't really interested in going any further round the gardens and eventually had to be dragged away by some rather bored mates :lol:

Anyway, I'm going to go back in a few weeks and I will take loads of pictures of the two ponds and post them here. :)


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