Monday, 3 May 2010

Water of Leith


at the river's edge
knee deep in wild garlic
a roe deer watches

The ground is carpeted with celandines, with occasional wood sorrel and other flowers as well as the dense green carpets of wild garlic, which mostly still isn't in flower. The air is full of birdsong, plenty of birds to be seen too - blue tits, great tits, robins, blackcaps, two pairs of bullfinches chasing each other, chaffinches and on the water grey heron and dippers.

a buzzard
swoops over the river -
markings fieldguide clear

(Thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for the photo).
(You can see some photos of celandines in these posts here and here.)

10 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Lovely. So peaceful.

Christina said...

Ah, this is so beautiful. Improves my mood for the day.

Bill said...

Lovely. Don't know if you need "watches in the first haiku.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Bill - I'm not sure about it myself, so thanks...

Rima said...

Lovely, I can smell the wild garlic :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Great scene ... time for a nap!

acornmoon said...

Such a very peaceful atmosphere on your blog today, beautiful in fact.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Oh,nice photo CGBF!

Titus said...

Wow to that photograph!

sarala said...

I need a long walk on that creek right now!