Totally SFW. A random collection of the most beautiful things I can find. Some pictures are mine, most are not, and if I've posted something of yours you want removed, please let me know. Outdoors is the best place to be, no matter where you live...
Do you have to live in a cottage to have a cottage garden? Well, let's define just what exactly constitutes a "cottage garden." This article will get you thinking: http://landscaping.about.com/od/landscapedesignideas/a/cottage_gardens.htm
This beautiful little stone cottage [www.naturalhomes.org/leanach.htm] is Leanach Farmhouse in Culloden, Scotland. It has a rich history that included being used as a field hospital during the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Many centuries later the cottage now has a new red thatch made from heather. The cottage is loved and cared for by the National Trust using only natural materials.
The Scottish Highlands are among the most beautiful places on Earth. But this is nevertheless a tough landscape, punctuated by abandoned crofts, farms and cottages, that has endured through centuries of hardship.