Monday, 14 July 2014

Tree Following

The larch that I'm studying for  Tree Following is wonderfully green at the minute and this years flowers are well on the way to being proper cones, though they're changing slowly now that it's summer. 
Beyond the larch, the wildflower meadow is just now a mass of meadowsweet (the creamy whiet bloom you can see in the photo below). 

Elsewhere in Colinton Dell I took a close up of Meadow sweet, and if you look carefully you can see it's popular with small black insects.

To catch up with my observations of the larch over the past month, just click on the links below:

16 June, 1 July and 8 July.




6 comments:

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Juliet, does the Meadow Sweet indeed have a sweet fragrance?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Maureen, I don't particularly like the smell of meadowsweet, but lots of people do think it smells sweet....

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Because it's often hard to tell scale in a photo, cones and needles look very Christmassy in your pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Nice post on your tree following.. The Larch is a pretty green, I love green..The meadow is a pretty scene. Great post, enjoy your week!

Rabbits' Guy said...

The days march on!

Hollis said...

The bicolored cones are beautiful -- green scales trimmed with brown.