Wednesday, 16 March 2016

In the Dells

Colinton Dell, alongside the Water of Leith, is dominated by wild garlic already and the plant isn't even in flower yet! It's thick glossy leaves are growing in many areas and the air smells of garlic!

In the photo below, the wild garlic leaves are punctuated by snowdrops

Raindrops look beautiful on the rosehips

and on this capillary thread moss

I took quite a few photos of lichens, as we're going to a talk about lichens at the Edinburgh Natural History Society tonight so I hope to include some of my photos in a blog post about the talk tomorrow. In the meantime, here is just one of my lichen photos

There were lots of birds singing, and the dippers seem to have found themselves a cosy little nest site behind the vegetation overhanging part of the riverbank.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is nice to see all the green. We are still looking mostly brown here. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Caroline Gill said...

Love your lichen photo, Juliet, and strangely, I took a few moss pics last Saturday, which I must post. Congratulations on your Barn Owl Trust poem.

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely photo's here, and interesting you can smell the garlic already!

My favourite image has to be the one of the raindrops on the rosehips ... yes, they do look beautiful

All the best Jan

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I keep thinking of the water of the Lethe, which you drink to forget your previously life in he underworld, according to Virgil

Birgitta said...

Beautiful green. Lovley photos!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Loved seeing your beautiful photos - nature is wonderful.
Happy Thursday

Lynn said...

The water droplets on the rosehips - beautiful. Lovely that the air smells of garlic.

Bill said...

returning spring
by the waters of leith
garlic in the breeze

Sounds like a place I'd like to be.