We had a lovely walk today round Easter Craiglockart Hill - here are some of our photos
View from the edge of the Napier University campus to the cliffs of Wester Craiglockart Hill
beautiful red maple tree
view across Edinburgh from the top of Easter Craiglockhart Hill
a bench conveniently situated at the top of the hill
lovely autumn colours in this horse chestnut tree
cute moorhen on Craiglockart Pond
this poor tree is dead already, but if it wasn't it wouldn't have much longer left being invaded by honey fungus like this!(Edited to add: Not all fungi kill trees, but honey fungus does).
Love the photos!
Have you read Lab Girl? A lady - famous I guess - who studies plants.
Hi Rabbits Guy - no I've not read that book, I'll look out for it!
That Maple Tree is so vivid!
What a lovely walk ... and I enjoyed it with you, especially that beautiful red maple tree.
Hope the new week is a good one for you.
All the best Jan
I didn't know that fungus would kill a tree (if it weren't already dead) ... Wow. I see similar ones on trees pretty often and all I ever thought about was how interesting and different they were. The walk was really pretty and I enjoyed feeling like I'd been along for it!
Hi Sallie, not all fungi kill trees, but the honey fungus is deadly (I've re-edited the post to add a comment about that).
That maple tree is a bright jewel. Lovely.
Wonderful walk and beautiful sceneries, autumncolours are at their best now. I did not know it is honey fungi who destroys trees.
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