The lower slopes of the hill in every direction are full of flowers and greenery, lush after all the recent rain.
buzzing with bees -
rosebay willow herb
Oak trees rise from their undergrowth, the ends of their branches heavy with numerous new acorns. A shield bug like a jewel sits on the end of one branch.
Further up the hill, the woodland takes over, branches meeting overhead, the light green and quiet beneath the myriad leaves. A squirrel runs along a wall, a rabbit jumps through a fence. The air is alive with insects and birdsong.
A song thrush sings -
Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh
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You can see some of my photos of Corstorphine Hill in earlier posts here, here and here.