Royal Fort Garden

At lunchtime today I went for a walk in Royal Fort Garden. It was the first really summery day of the year, and a lovely day to eat lunch outside.

These daffodils are in front of the physics building (left) and Royal Fort House (right).

This robin was very tame. Given that I was sat on the bench, the robin was well within arm’s reach. It had previously been even closer – about a foot behind my neck, but by the time I reached for my camera it had retreated a bit.

While I was distracted with the robin, a squirrel came and sat by my feet too. I felt like Doctor Dolittle!

Incidentally, I had such a pleasant walk that I decided to look up and email the head of grounds and gardens at the University.

Dear Alan,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that Royal Fort Garden is looking absolutely fantastic in the spring sunshine today. The daffodils add a real splash of colour.

Please pass on my thanks to your grounds staff who clearly work so hard to maintain the garden and keep it as an oasis of peace in the middle of a bustling campus.

Best wishes,
Jonathan

And I was pleased to receive his reply…

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you very much for the compliment which we will pass on to Karen and Clayton. As you indicate we are fortunate to currently have such a professional and dedicated team of staff.

Ahhhh spring (at last)!!!

Kind regards
Alan Stealey

One Comment

  1. Fraser
    April 13, 2010
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    Like the photo of the robin mate, very tame indeed.

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