Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tree Following

I'm continuing to study a larch in Colinton Dell, by the Water of Leith as part of Tree Following.

Earlier this week, it was looking very green:

the flowers continue to develop into cones

and flowering in the undergrowth at the moment is this pretty little plant, Crosswort.


 and the garlic mustard is still in bloom too:

meanwhile, nearby in the Dell, the beech trees are looking lovely




10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

SO green and lovely!

Dartford Warbler said...

The larch is such a delicate, graceful tree. How interesting to watch the cones develop over time.

Ms Sparrow said...

I momentarily "flashed on" John Cleese intoning "The larch" over slides of front and side shots of a larch tree. Funny how things stick with you. I adore all the lush green of Scotland while our trees are just barely leafing out.

dosankodebbie said...

In Japanese there's this term "shinrin-yoku" (literally: forest bathing), meaning visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in phytoncides (wood essential oils). Your photos often make me feel like I'm forest bathing.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, everything is such a pretty green! Lovely photos.. Have a happy weekend!

Beate said...

I LOVE that spring green color! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful fresh and green, spring!

Caroline Gill said...

I have not (to my knowledge) encountered Crosswort before ... a dainty little plant! I must look up 'wort' - which, of course, is also in Stitchwort and Toothwort, two plants I know well. Lovely green growth on your larch.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Caroline - I think 'wort' connotes a plant has nedicinal or other uses.

speedyrabbit said...

So pretty,I love this time of year,though it doesn't love me...tree pollen kills me!xx Rachel