Friday 19 July 2019

A walk in the park for Love Parks Week

It's Love Parks Week this week. I'd already planned today's trip to Inverleith Park with a nature writing class before I realised this but it was a nice tie in. We walked along the Water of Leith from Stockbridge Library to get to the park and then some people sat in the Sundial Garden with its formal beds of flowers and others went down to the pond. People wrote some beautiful pieces about the park area.

Before the class I had walked a different stretch of the Water of Leith to get to Stockbridge Library. The water crowfoot looks wonderful at the moment

Last week due to high turbulent water after heavy rains, the plant had been entirely underwater and no flowers had been visible. Amazing how much everything can change in a week.

The Anthony Gormley statue has been reinstated near the Stockbridge

The local kingfisher has adopted this statue as it's new fishing perch (see this blogpost on the Water of Leith Website) but I didn't see a kingfisher here today.Though I was delighted to see two kingfishers the other day on the river near the Gallery of Modern Art.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I always enjoy seeing the kingfishers. Your park is lovely, beautiful photos.
Enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

I love a walk in a park.
Lovely post and photographs.

Enjoy the coming weekend.

All the best Jan

Bill said...

Hi Juliet

just sticking
a toe in

Jeff said...

I love the greens and from a distance the statue looks real (and I'm sure the kingfisher appreciates his perch)

Gwil W said...

A Gormley statue was erected on the summit of a mountain in Austria with the result that someone armed with a suitable cutting tool climbed to the peak and sliced through the 'offending' body part. I didn't know it was a special week for parks but I did walk through Turkenschanz Park earlier today