It was definitely chilly this morning, though the sun was shining brightly. The autumn colours continue to be spectacular, more vivid because it's been so dry and more leaves still on the trees because we've not had too much wind. Here aer some of the colours in Colinton Dell alongside the Water of Leith.
red admiral butterfly fly past me in Spylaw Park! It didn't stop for a photograph unlike this Eristalis pertinax hoverfly, which was basking in the sun on the ivy along with several other Eristalis hoverflies and a common wasp.