It's been a dull and damp day today, with a thick see mist (or haar as we call it here) sitting around all day, which has often become rain, though never too hard!
It makes for a wonderfully mysterious atmosphere in the woodlands on Corstorphine Hill
but makes it impossible to see the hills that normally would be visible from the Rest and be Thankful at the top of the hill
We remembered today to take the route that passes by the common spotted orchids, which are beautifully in bloom at the moment
We could hear song thrushes singing despite the rain and we saw lots of thrush anvils, including this one
these anvils are where the thrushes smash snail shells so they can extract and eat the snail's body. The song thrush is declining in the UK and it was really nice to see so much evidence of them around the hill!