Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Autumn leaves and following trees

Well the promised hurricane didn't hit Edinburgh as badly as expected, though the coastal areas of Scotland were very badly hit yesterday.

Autumn is looking lovelier than ever in Colinton Dell, by the Water of Leith.


and although the larch tree that I'm studying for Tree Following hasn't changed much in the last week, autumn is progressing all around

the sycamore underneath the larch is looking very autumnal and has a fair bit of tar spot on it


the ivy on the trunk of the larch though is green and vibrant and it will stay that way right through the winter

And I'm delighted to be reading a couple of poems at next Thursday's showcase event for Far Off Places, happening at the Scottish Poetry Library, you can book your tickets here.

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8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those are beautiful shots!

speedyrabbit said...

you always take such lovely photos,xx

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Juliet,
I think the first photo is particularly beautiful. :) m & jb

eileeninmd said...

Pretty series of images, I love the view of the water.. And the Autumn leaves are beautiful. Great post and photos, enjoy your Thursday!

Bill said...

Good luck with the reading. Sorry I can't be there, but there is the little matter of an ocean between us.

Rabbits' Guy said...

We remove that English ivy where ever we can - terrible invasive here.

You river photo really captures fall!

Karen M said...

What is tar spot? Is it a disease?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Karen, tar spot is a fungus that affects maples and sycamores, it doesn't damage them, I blogged a bit more about it here http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/tree-following-end-of-summer.html