For Tree Following this year I'm following one of the several wonderful old silver birch trees in North Merchiston Cemetery in Edinburgh. Crafty Green Boyfriend and I started walking round this cemetery (and the nearby Dalry Cemetery) every day for our #DailyExercise during the first UK lockdown last year. And we're still doing the same walk regularly.
Looking from this angle, the birch tree almost disappears in amongst the surrounding greenery
On 25 August I noticed several little spiders webs in the branches - they don't come out well in photos, unfortunately, but if you click on the photo below, it will enlarge the image
Looking up into the canopy of the tree, I noticed the first yellow leaves
But the yellow leaves belong to the nearby lime (linden) tree that overhangs this silver birch! The birch leaves, though fading, hadn't yet turned yellow by the end of August! By 2 September, though, the birch leaves were starting to turn
There's a very pretty gravestone just under the tree, which I hadn't yet taken a photo of:
The Friends of North Merchiston Cemetery are now on Twitter! You can follow @FofNMC here.
For Tree Following.