Today has been a perfect late summer day, blue skies with a slight mist, lovely and warm. We walked around Corstorphine Hill, in the west of Edinburgh. There are some wonderful fungi around just now including several bracket fungi on the dead tree shown in the first photo. Rosebay Willowherb is a common plant, but it looks wonderful at this time of the year with its pink flowers and equally pink seed pods (see second photo). Gorse seed pods were popping in the heat and grasshoppers were rasping. House martins were flying around at the top of the hill, wonderfully aerobatic birds. We also saw a couple of spotted flycatchers, there one minute, gone the next as they flew after the late summer insects.