Tuesday, 16 April 2013

a new pathway



new green pathway -
the scent of crushed pine-needles
underfoot

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It was a lovely spring day today. The green footpath round the 'Hidden Meadow' by Redhall Gardens by the Water of Leith has just been remade with wood shavings, twigs and pine needles. It really does smell wonderful!

Further up the river, I stopped on the wooden bridge by Colinton weir. the trees were full of chiffchaffs, small warblers just back from Africa. (They had in fact started to arrive here last week). I've never seen so many in one place before, they were fluttering round the trees and then flying out almost like flycatchers to chase insects.

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Meanwhile, I've just added another beaded bookmark to the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, this one is black and silver. And it's already been included in a Treasury of bookmarks! Thanks Libriala!

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13 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

I can almost smell those chippings!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's such a great idea using pine needles for the pathway....mmm I love that aroma! It makes me happy to think about so many of those little birds...such a hopeful sign.

Mavis said...

Lucky you - so wild here on Islay that we haven't had a ferry today and the song thrush isn't singing from his usual perch on top of the lodgepole pine. The sun is shining though - such a strange mix of weather we're having.

Mavis said...

Lucky you - so wild here on Islay that we haven't had a ferry and the song thrush isn't singing from his usual post on the top of the lodgepole pine. But the sun's shining - such a strange mix of weather.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The Hidden Meadow footpath looks like a place I would love to spend hours and hours in.

speedyrabbit said...

that looks lovely!

Ms Sparrow said...

It looks like a nice low-impact walking path. Much easier on the joints than concrete or tar.

Martin said...

Yes, Juliet, we've been out walking hereabouts these past few days. Isn't it great to have the sun on your shoulders while the birds sing the hearts out?

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Great. You really are a very crafty photographer too.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a lovely walk with great bird sightings. So happy to see the spring birds are on the way back.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Oh I can almost smell the pine needles, lovely and looks like a great pathway to walk down.

Have a good week
hugs
Carolyn

Kathie Brown said...

I, too, love the scent of pine needles and wood chips. I'm glad that spring is returning with the birds!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love these footpaths made of woood chippings - as you say Juliet - they smell delightful as well as being so comfortable to walk on.