A word on the photos. These were taken with my iPhone. I do not own a SLR or anything fancy. If you're a photo snob, you can check out Nath's website: Obzibo Photography. These photos are my meager attempt at capturing the moment.
This also serves as evidence that Scotland is not "dark and cold" all the time. The first several weeks I was there had plenty of sunshine and warmth.
Of course a thistle.
Here we're goofing around and driving back from Edinburgh to Kelso on one of those beautiful sunny days.
Onwards to some touristy stuff!
One Saturday Nath, my Mum-in-law, and I went to Melrose Abbey which is close by and in the Borders.
Lastly we took a quick trip to Smailholm Tower, a Scottish watch tower built in the 15-16th century to protect the area from English raids. The area is a farm (as it was back then I suppose), so there were quite a few docile cows around. I figured they are used to the tourists.
It was raining quite a bit at this point, so my pictures are limited.
Okies. That's a start at least!