Sunday 15 March 2020

Spring in the Botanics

We had a lovely Spring walk in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens yesterday. Some of the rhododendrons are out already

and others are just starting to bloom

The daffodils and crocuses look beautiful

If you visit the Botanics, make sure you check out the exhibition 'Think Plastics: Materials and Making' which showcases crafts made from recycled and upcycled plastics. There are some wonderful items in the exhibition, beautiful and imaginative - I particularly enjoyed the works by Lorna Fraser, which used varied materials including recycled plastic bottles and recycled saline syringes to create sculptures of plants and imaginary underwater scenes. The exhibition is on until the end of May 2020.

In these times of uncertainty around the novel coronavirus and with many people facing the prospect of social isolation, it is worth noting that enjoying nature can be a great activity to combine with social distancing. (Though please, don't go alone to greenspaces that you don't know well or don't feel comfortable in. Take your partner or family members but avoid large groups. There's a good article from the Audobon Society here). 


Jeff (Sage) said...

I was gone last week, but when I came back to Savannah, I found the azaleas in full bloom--it's a pretty time of the year (even though my sinuses sometimes revolts).

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous blooms and I agree, enjoying nature can be a great activity to combine with social distancing … but do it sensibly!

All the best Jan