Monday, 17 September 2012

Wood of Cree

Wood of Cree is a magical piece of oak and birch wood near Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway. We visited on a lovely sunny early evening of a day which had seen a lot of rain. Everything was lush and green and hung with raindrops and the water gushed in torrents down the many beautiful waterfalls.




Apparently pied flycatchers are common in these woodlands for the short period of time that they're in the UK at all (April to July). One of the few places in Scotland that they visit. Seems to me it would be delightful to spend a spring evening watching those lovely birds flitting around a woodland dell....

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It does look like a lovely spot to watch the birds. The waterfalls are looking great. Lovely photos and post.

marly youmans said...

Lovely spot, enticing tweet--I had to fly over!

Ms Sparrow said...

What a beautiful place!

The Weaver of Grass said...

The farmer and I once spent a morning walking around the Wood of Cree, when we had a holiday in Dumfries and Galloway. I remember there were many dore beetles on the footpaths - we had never seen them before and they had the most wonderful purple?green tummies.

Titus said...

I love the dappled sunshine in the photographs.

dosankodebbie said...

The air must smell and feel lovely there. If only there was a way to post smells on a blog....

Rabbits' Guy said...

Gurgle, burble, swoosh, swish ...

gabriellebryden said...

Looks very beautiful and peaceful.

Martin said...

Is there anything so magical as a woodland dell, Juliet? Beautifully captured.

Caroline Gill said...

What a vibrant place, Juliet - had not heard of it before. I wonder if there are bluebells in late spring, too. We caught a few glimpses of 'Pied Flies' one afternoon when we were back in S. Wales this last summer, but have not seen any 'over here'.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

What gorgeous photos. How fortunate you are to be near these lovely water falls. Thanks for sharing them.

SzélsőFa said...

what a lovely place, indeed, the streams mus tbe so full of arthropod life as well.

EG CameraGirl said...

Magical. I love the sound of gushing water...and I'm pretty sure I heard it when looking at your photos/ :)