Monday, 16 July 2007

Bodies of Water

Today we had a perfect summer evening so we walked over to Arthur's Seat. The path from the grassy field up to the road is lined with flowers, including large amounts of my favourite flower Viper's Bugloss. Once on the road we see several rabbits shining in the sun on the steep slopes and a fox gleaming orange as it slinks into the gorse. On the other side of the road, gorse covered cliffs fall down to Duddingston:

geese -
synchronised swimming
on the loch.

Round the corner there is another, smaller loch, with a swan's nest in the middle and adolescent mallards dabbling. The light is perfect, reddening towards evening:

above the loch -
gulls gather.

Bodies of Water for One Deep Breath.
There's another body of water on this blog here and another on my Alter Ego blog.


polona said...

your haibun-like post makes me want to grab the camera and go there :)
well done.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Thank you for the links to the photos. I enjoyed the visual of the geese in synchronised swimming.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Polona and Marcia - yes we didn't have the camera with us, so its great to have other people's photos to link to!

Anonymous said...

Calming and visual. Wonderful poems and pictures too.



Writing on Board said...

Love the pics and the poems and the links. As always.

L.L. Barkat said...

I can just see those geese, floating off into the day.

get zapped said...

Beautiful imagery. I love "synchronised swimming". Thank you for the gentle walk.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, what a place to live. It's stunning. p.s. You're right, I don't like it when pigeons look with too much interest at my head either.

Cassandra Russell said...

I am an avid recycler! Here's to others interested in preserving the environment. Cheers, C.