Saturday, 1 August 2009

Weekend Walk

Today was lovely weather, hurray! so we walked to Inverleith Park, next to the Botanics.

sedges in the new wildlife area (above and below - I'll need to look up which species these are!).

Adolescent mallards too, not to mention aggressive coots attacking moorhens. Then we walked through Stockbridge (second hand clothes and books) then along part of the Water of Leith (not my usual part).
Bees everywhere, enjoying the sunshine. Then we had a snack and a drink in a riverside beer garden.....

16 comments:

steven said...

hey crafty green poet, the magic buzz and hum of an afternoon in the wilds and food and drinks alongside . . . well that's a summer painting poem all on its own. lucky you!!! have a lovely evening. steven

Eryl Shields said...

Walks that end in pubs are my favourite sort.

Art4Sol said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

Nia said...

I can't wait to visit all that with you ;)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am happy for your lovely day! No rain!

Michael said...

Riverside beer gardens, sunshine and wildlife. Three of my favourite things.

☆sapphire said...

What a lovely day you had!!

Sedges! We have them too.
Before 20th century, people would dry the stems, plait them, and make hats!! In some regions in our country, sedge hats and sedge products are seen still now.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I fell in love with Scotland after watching a film about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. Someday!
Many thanks for your visit while I was having a break.
Catherine

Thomma Lyn said...

Looks like a wonderful time in the park, and what gorgeous pictures! I love them all, but especially the one of the bee.

RachelW said...

What wonderful pictures, and your new header is glorious!

Rabbits' Guy said...

What a day! (Sedges have edges ... that's about all I remember about grasses!)

Oh. and was Anya a pretty bunny .. nice to see her photo.

Tammie Lee said...

Hey, I took a pic yesterday of the same flowers covered in bees. So though we live far apart there are some similarities occurring. Looks as though you are having a lovely summer.

Spirithelpers

Kay said...

I can't wait now for us to emerge from the depths of winter into such sights! Beautiful.

Michelle Johnson said...

We don't have many bees around here anymore. I miss listening to their buzzing at times.

Ascender Rises Above said...

I look forward tohearing what kind of plant this is; a reed? I have these on the porch and I think they are supposed to grow into those long feathery plants; but it takes a lot of soil and mine are not planted in enough. Those are the bees knees!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Ascender - they're some type of sedge, a bit like reeds but different. I'll look them up in the next couple of days...