Sunday 29 August 2021

First Signs of Autumn in North Merchiston Cemetery

Recently, I've started to notice the first signs of autumn! In North Merchiston Cemetery, one of the lime (linden) trees has a few yellowing leaves:

Also in the cemetery, there are some large mushrooms, not for eating, I'm not sure what species they are, and even if they're (edible) large field mushrooms, I'd be wary of eating fungi that's so likely to have been visited by dogs. 

There were several speckled wood butterflies flying around the cemetery, mostly flying far too quickly to be captured on film. This one flew straight towards me but then did its best to hide

and there are some impressive spikes of cuckoo pint, aka lords and ladies 


The Weaver of Grass said...

Signs everywhere now - and chilly mornings - another sign.

Caroline Gill said...

I haven't seen much in the way of fungi here, CGP, but we have also noticed the leaves turning, in our case particularly on the Virginia Creeper in the garden (but also on Silver Birches). It has felt autumnal here for days, with heavy coverings of cloud and a keen NE breeze off the North Sea!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Weaver - yes the mornings are definitely chilly now though sometimes its still getting very hot later on

Hi Caroline - yes its cloudy here too today