Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 17mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f7, Shutter: 1/100

Taken at Dawyck Botanic Garden in Scotland. Dawyck is a botanical garden and arboretum covering 25 ha (62 acres) at Stobo, 8 miles (13 km) south of Peebles in the Scottish Borders region. The garden is situated in the Upper Tweed Valley, a National Scenic Area. The stream is Scrape Burn, a beautiful little stream that winds its way through the grounds. The name is also given as ‘Dawic’, and ‘Dauwic’ in circa 1200. It may derive from the Gaelic for an ox and the Old English ‘wic’ for a camp or dwelling. The Veitch family planted the garden at Dawyck House in the 17th century until the Naesmith family took over in 1691. Sir John Murray Naesmith supported plant-hunting expeditions, especially those undertaken by the explorer and plant hunter David Douglas (1799 – 1834). In 1897 the Balfour family acquired the Dawyck Estate, and in 1978 they gifted the Garden to the Royal Botanic Garden, with the exception of Dawyck House and chapel which remain in private use.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • MaryLouF
    MaryLouFalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Mary Lou.

    – Christine Smith

  • Lynden
    Lyndenalmost 4 years ago

    Great photo Christine!

  • Thanks Lynden.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Christine!! love the angle this was taken.

  • Thank you for such a lovely commetn Kate.

    – Christine Smith

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 4 years ago

    Wow such a lovely place and image!

  • Thank you for your kind words Rita.

    – Christine Smith

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Lovely composition Christine.
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you very much Clive.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

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