Tuesday 5 November 2019

More Beautiful Autumn Colours and another update on Gorgie City Farm

It seemed to rain heavily all day yesterday but today has been dry, though paths are still very muddy with lots of puddles. The beautiful autumnal colours continue to glow.

This is the view from our front window taken this morning

Soon after I took that photo someone was out with the leaf blower and all the fallen leaves have gone!

Meanwhile the Dells along the Water of Leith look lovely

This hawthorn shield bug was looking very smart

and these fallen logs are decorated with some very fine turkey tail fungi

Update on Gorgie City Farm: the Go Fund Me fundraiser has raised over £58 000 in just three days and there are collecting buckets in shops around the Gorgie and Dalry area (and no doubt beyond as the farm has always been popular with families across the city. The farm won't be, legally, able to reopen with the same name but former staff and volunteers are hoping to open another community farm (or equivalent) on the site. It would be a real loss to see the farm lost.


David M. Gascoigne, said...

Leaf blowers are the bane of our neighbourhood at this time of they year. I swear that some people check the decibel level first and go for the noisiest!

Magyar said...

Nice Juliet, a stroll in the dell.