Saturday, 13 February 2010

Cammo Estate - snowdrops and birdsong


Every February we go to Cammo Estate to see the snowdrops, which offer a wonderful display, especially in the Walled Garden. We weren't disappointed today as shown by the new banner and Crafty Green Boyfriend's photo above.

It felt like the beginning of spring today with a great spotted woodpecker drumming on a tree trunk, blue tits, robins and song thrushes singing. Occasionally we heard a buzzard mewling above our head. We also saw a treecreeper and a flurry of redwings, which must be preparing to leave quite soon.
The snowdrops should be offerign a good display for another couple of weeks, so if you're in Edinburgh, Cammo is a very good place to visit.

12 comments:

steven said...

visiting here and seeing a wealth of riches - flowers!!!!! steven

this is my patch said...

I haven't ever taken the opportunity to see snowdrops en masse. I can just imagine how lovely they looked, and to see and hear the birds too. Just perfect. x

PurestGreen said...

What a great idea for a visit tomorrow! Thanks for posting this.

Michael said...

My sister has been waiting for the snowdrops to open all week.

Deb G said...

Just beautiful! I've tried a couple times to get snowdrops started in my garden, but they don't ever do very well.

Gillena Cox said...

Oh the banner took my breath away, love those flowers

much love
gillena

Bill said...

You have snowdrops, we have snow. Beautiful.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Snowdrops - Spring. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Icy BC said...

What a beautiful flowers! They look very much like snowdrops.

Golden West said...

It always amazes me how bulbs will push their new growth up through whatever obstacles may be in their way year after year, like a promise kept. Lovely!

happily retired gal said...

BEAUTIFUL white blossoms ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

SzélsőFa said...

unbelievable....
here's yet almost another month till snowdrops emerge...
and what a delightful banner above!!