Saturday 20 June 2015

Water of Leith and Coffee in the Gardens

We had a lovely walk along part of the Water of Leith today, walking from Roseburn to the Gallery of Modern Art

We had coffee and cakes in the Gallery garden, surrounded by flowers

and lots of bees, we counted five species of bumble bee and one or possibly two species of solitary bee. Here's a red-tailed bumblebee in the chives

and here's an early bumblebee

all the other bees were too speedy to stop for photos!

We then walked along the river, through Dean Village, not quite sure what to make of the balancing stones, which are causing quite a social media stir at the moment

but we were delighted to stand and watch this grey heron as it calmly preened itself in front of a small crowd

for 30 Days Wild


Little Miss Titch said...

Beautiful as always,xx Rachel and Speedy

TexWisGirl said...

such pretty blooms. :)

eileeninmd said...

Pretty scenery, flowers and a great Heron sighting.. Lovely images. Enjoy your weekend!

A Cuban In London said...

Gorgeous! :-) Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Magyar said...

Fine, so glad to have been able to accompany you both on that nifty walk_!
__On passing through Dean Village... my coincidental haiku I leave here as a comment. Smiles_!

warm rain
blurs the trees reflections
pond side eyes

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Looks like you had a wonderful day out and I enjoyed seeing all your lovely photos.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

Pietro Brosio said...

Lovely green and flowers!

Donna said...

What an incredible peaceful place to have coffee and cake!

Lynn said...

So lovely!