Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Snowdrops and other signs of Spring

The first snowdrops have appeared in Colinton Dell, along the Water of Leith.

The wild garlic is starting to show.

and the hazel catkins are dangling in the breeze!

Birds are starting to chase each other and some of them are singing already. A magpie flew past, carrying twigs!

I was interested to capture these earth stars, looking in pretty good condition, though not what I would normally think of as a sign of spring!

 Last night I went to a very interesting talk about the mosses and liverworts of the Water of Leith. I'll blog about that in the next day or so!


eileeninmd said...

Yea! The Snowdrops are pretty. Happy Tuesday!

TexWisGirl said...

how neat! and maybe early!

RG said...

Oh - I need to go check on our snow drops! The birds are courting here as well - especially owls and eagles are so demonstrative - some with sound, others in flight!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Springtime is coming early to your neck of the woods :)