As many people who read this blog know I help to look after part of the Water of Leith, one of the rivers that runs through Edinburgh. The downside of this work is the amount of rubbish that I find. I collect what I can safely collect and report on the rest and I'm happy to do this as a conservation volunteer, but how much better it would be if there were no litter to collect!
Today I was entertained by this piece of interactive art made from waste materials:
Further along my walk I noticed that parts of one of the trees that had fallen during this winter's storms have been given a new life as stepping stones across what is one of the boggiest parts of the Water of Leith Walkway. I'm not sure how much of the dead wood will eventually be cleared away, if left it will become a nice habitat for various plants and animals. Hopefully the fence will be repaired, though it will probably take a while!
Two inspiring pieces of creative recycling using waste materials!