nurseryArthur has now started nursery in Kirkcudbright. He goes three afternoons a week and as it’s a few miles from the house I’ve been taking the chance to get to know the town a bit better.

We’ve been blessed with lovely dry late summer weather, so Kester and I have been strolling about getting to know the shopkeepers and the lovely intersecting streets of brightly-coloured houses.

hollyhocks Rapunzel  tower_bridge

Last week we had a wander by the Marina and I took a few photos of the quirky old bridge, the Tower and Rapunzel (part of the arts and crafts trail weekend at the start of the month). The ruined tower is surrounded by a medium-sized lawn and a wonderful herbaceous border buzzing with bees, butterflies and hoverflies.