Saturday, 17 October 2015

From Saughton Park to Roseburn Park along the Water of Leith

After the early morning haar (see mist) lifted, we were treated to wonderful blue skies and sunshine, though with a definite autumnal chill to the air. We started today's walk at Saughton Park, one of several parks that line the Water of Leith

There were wonderful spiders webs everywhere

The autumn colours are beautiful this year, and most trees still have a lot of their leaves, as Edinburgh hasn't been as windy as normal so far this autumn

We walked along the river to Roseburn Park

where we were astonished by the number of shield bugs we saw (how many can you find in the photo below? Click on it for a bigger view!)

most if not all of which were hawthorn shield bugs, despite being seen on whitebeam.

We liked the new ganes tables that have been set up in Roseburn Park, it would have been a lovely day for an outdoor game of chess if we'd had our chess set with us! You can see my photo of the table here


eileeninmd said...

Hello, a game of Chess outside sounds nice! Pretty images. Happy weekend!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hey Juliet,
Just a delightful post all 'round.
Haven't seen a shield bug in several, several years.
I am always struck by how green Edinburgh is.
Do you have Hawthorn trees with the wicked long thorns there?
We have them all around my house. Wicked SHARP long thorns.
Happy Saturday from m & jb

Geraldine said...

More beautiful autumn scenes, love the berries! You live in such a lovely area. :-) Have a great weekend Juliet.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I hope that water of leith isn't the sort that makes you forget...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Such a gorgeous place to go out walking - love all the green.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

RG said...

Nice fall outing! Pretty much the same here right now.

Anonymous said...

wow, I love that chess table - what a great idea!

Gerald (SK14) said...

the frosty webs are wonderful