Monday 17 February 2020

After the Storm

Scotland has been hit with two storms (though not as badly here in Edinburgh as in many other parts of the UK) in recent days, Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.

Today has been mild and sunny with gusts of wind, but there are signs of the storm all around, including the high water at the weir on the Water of Leith  in Colinton Dell

There were many signs of spring, lots of birds singing and a pair of long tailed tits checking out nest sites (though I couldn't get a photo of these as they were very active and mostly hidden partly by branches).

Much easier to take photos of the beautiful snowdrops in the Hidden Meadow by Redhall Gardens

 I was also very pleased to find these beautiful scarlet elf cups, which I've never seen in the Dells before (though I have seen them elsewhere along the river)

Also these little fungi, which I couldn't identify (if you know what they are, feel free to leave a note in the comments) 


Bob Bushell said...

I love the fungi.

eileeninmd said...


I am glad you did not have damage there in Edinburgh. Love the pretty snowdrops, cute fungi and the elf cups are interesting. Have a great day and a happy new week!

Bill said...

Storms everywhere, it seems. But still some beauty to be found.

carol l mckenna said...

Great seasonal or out of season nature photos and mixed bag of weather everywhere.

We go from spring like temps and rain to very cold temps and possible snow in New England.

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Lowcarb team member said...

Love the snowdrops :)

All the best Jan