Thursday 26 July 2018

Hot Weather in Silverknowes

Another dental appointment today and the excuse again to walk along Marine Drive (if you enlarge the photo you may be able to see Cramond Island in the background)

The thistles are all seeding now

and not surprisingly there were plenty of goldfinches around (they like to eat the thistledown).

A few large white butterflies were flying in the flower patch, though they were camerashy! I recorded these butterflies in the Big Butterfly Count which is continuing until 12 August.

It's ridiculously hot now though. It's astonishing how many media reports about the heatwave don't even mention climate change, when extreme weather conditions are one of the predicted results of climate change and this is certainly extreme weather for Scotland. There's a good article about media attitudes to Climate Change on the Business Green blog here.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a pretty place for a walk. I love the view of the water and the flowers.
Gorgeous! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

RG said...

I think it is not hot enough (from various temperature reports for your area I have seen) to get overly excited - compared to years past. But hot enough, I am sure!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Rabbits Guy - this is the hottest it's been since 1976 and the longest hot dry spell for a very long time. Today was hotter than yesterday.

Eileen - it's a very pretty walk yes.

Lynn said...

I'm glad you are participating in the butterfly count. Sorry it's so hot!