Monday, 29 March 2021

The Dells are Blooming!

Today Crafty Green Boyfriend joined me for my volunteer patrol of Colinton and Craiglockart Dells along the Water of Leith. The Spring flowers were beautifully in bloom!

There seem to be more lesser celandine than ever along this whole stretch of the walkway


the one patch of wood anemones beside the main path seems to be expanding, this is just a few of the flowers

and although one patch of coltsfoot along the walkway has disappeared (having been replaced with daffodils and primroses!) a new patch has sprung up near where Scottish Water are doing some work to the sewage system - so this is probably only a temporary patch of this lovely flower, but wonderful to see anyway (and it's a big patch, I couldn't get a good photo of the whole extent due to safety barriers getting in the way)

and my favourite larch tree continues to bloom beautifully, the tips of the petals now just turning a lovely purple 


 There's a lovely array of daffodils in Spylaw Park 

and the ramsons (wild garlic) are starting to bloom 

Lots of birds were singing today, and we had a great view of a kingfisher, though the photos didn't come out.

for Nature Notes.



7 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

What a beautiful post, CGP. I love Coltsfoot and Wood Anemones and feel I haven't seen either for far too long, two years at least! The sun has come out here at last ... and the woodpecker has been calling. I wonder if there is a name for that sound as opposed to the drumming sound!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Such a pleasant time of the year ... we are a week or so behind here in Pac. NW ....

eileeninmd said...

Happy Spring, pretty blooms and photos. Take care, enjoy your day!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful post!

Birgitta said...

Lovely spring flowers :)

Somewhere round about said...

I ve not seen coltsfoot irl yet this year! So thanks for the image!

Rambling Woods said...

I love this time of year...Michelle