Monday, 29 March 2010

Water of Leith

The woodland floor is vibrant with wild garlic leaves even though the trees are mostly barely in bud.

thin drizzle -
jackdaws gather twigs
and chatter

19 comments:

Elizabeth Rimmer said...

Wow! Already? there's not a sign here yet, though as the bluebells are sprouting it can't be long.

Coastcard said...

What a verdant scene! Love the Haiku: the Gower Jackdaws were chattering away and sorting out their nests yesterday, too.

bunnygirl said...

It looks so soft and inviting. And it's all garlic? I'm used to seeing it growing in neat little rows, but I guess that's not how nature intended, is it?

Gillena Cox said...

oh yes, i hanker for scenery like this at home; after the drought

much love
gillena

Titus said...

Ditto with not a sign here yet!
Love the jackdaws chatter.

SzélsőFa said...

i'm going to have a look at the back of the garden for the small bunch of wild garlic we have.
i like the new header: there's a definite promise in it :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

garlic leaves - really? do they smell like garlic?
loving the new banner; looks like a late storm coming in. here too.

Rabbits' Guy said...

April showers bring the flowers that bloom in May???

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I love this!
Still chilly here, I'm afraid!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Elizabeth, Titus - yes its growing well, funny that you don't have any yet!

Coastguard - I love jackdaws!

bunnygirl, Ascender - its not the same plant as cultivated garlic, but in a couple of weeks the woods will smell strongly of garlic.

Szelsofa, Pamela - thanks!

Rabbits Guy - indeed, though its March deluge just now...

Gillena - hope you get rain soon, wish i could send you some of ours!

Lisa said...

That is so beautiful. You take such beautiful photos, CGP, really makes me want to move to Scotland (although I've never been there...). Don't think I could handle the climate though.

Can you eat wild garlic? I LOVE garlic!!! What can I say, I'm an Italian girl ;)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lisa - you can eat the leaves, apparently they're very nice with tomatoes...

Bill said...

"drizzle" and "chatter" make a nice pair.

Naquillity said...

beautiful photo. does the wild garlic omit a strong odor? we have wild onions and their odor is pretty strong but i find myself enjoying their scent anyway. i been noticing some signs of new growth though not as much as i would like to see. nice poem. hope all is well.

joehebden said...

Delightful post.

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Rambling Woods said...

I am happy to have this for Nature Notes...I could almost feel myself there..Michelle...

Gel said...

OOH, lush green Forest, J!
I particularly like this haiku.

A piece of news said...

It looks beautiful and soft. I noticed the chives in my backyard when I was hiding Easter eggs. I ate a couple of them - so much better than last year when I crunched on a few in August. :(