Monday, 16 June 2014

Tree Following

Wonderfully sunny weather out there today!

I visited the larch tree which I'm studying for Tree Following. Things are moving slowly for the larch at this time of year. The young cone hasn't changed much from last week though it looks very pretty with the shadows of the needles falling across it.

Nice shadows on the tree trunk too, and it's a lovely rich colour in today's bright sunshine.

I wanted to explore the undergrowth round the tree, but there are so many nettles that I decided not to. Nettles always sting and I react badly to them sometimes.

In another part of Colinton Dell, I was attracted to the lovely patterns of the ash leaves in the bright sunshine

and there are buttercups everywhere

I visit Colinton Dell every week as a volunteer with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust who do a great job looking after the river. This week is Small Charity Week, a great opportunity to showcase the work of those vital little charities like the Water of Leith Conservation Trust.

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TexWisGirl said...

beautiful and lush.

Bill said...

summer tree
here and there now and then
a moment of blue

speedyrabbit said...

Lovely,xx Rachel

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

What was the temperature there today?
The colors are the same here today. Deep blue, lush green in bright sunshine. It's 91f which I see converts to 32.7c. The saving grace is the humidity is only 39%. It's very pleasant in the house with just the windows open.

eileeninmd said...

The tree and cone are pretty images..It is a lovely spot! Have a happy week ahead!

Nadeem Ahmed said...

It is a nice tree. I gives a good feeling.

Nadeem Ahmed said...

What a pleasant sight. Its truly a sight for sore eyes.

Nadeem Ahmed said...

What a pleasant sight. Its truly a sight for sore eyes.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Love to see the shadows on the trunk and the shapes of leaves against the sky.