Botanics in Autumn

Truth be known, I fought with myself over posting this or not. Loved the shots when I took them but did they really fit in this blog? After sitting on them for over a week I’ve decided they do fit. If I want to show the REAL Edinburgh, it can’t all be graffiti, public drinking, begging and the seedier side of life in the capital, there are good things too and they should be spotlighted as much as the bad. The Royal Botanic Gardens is one of these little gems in the city, slap bang in the middle of the upper class suburbs as oasis of green and what’s more it’s nearly all free.

I suppose summer is the traditional time to focus on the Botanics, obviously, summer is when the flowers area all in full bloom and the place is awash with colour but autumn has a certain charm and it’s still awash with colour, it’s just browner than the summer is. No matter what time of year you’re here, it’s always popular with people going for a walk.

A walk in the Botanics

A walk in the Botanics

3 walk in the Botanics

3 walk in the Botanics

The local residents are out in force in the autumn too. If they remember last winter they better be stocking up!

Local wildlife

Local wildlife

The tree’s seem to be dropping the leaves pretty late this year, hard to believe on a day like this that nearly exactly a year ago the first snow hit Edinburgh and stayed for weeks.

Bench of leaves

Bench of leaves

These would all be full in the better weather, at this time of year the Botanics is quiet and a prefect place if you fancy an escape from the city.

Empty Benches

Empty Benches

You know, I’ve never photographed the famous Glasshouse before, I usually visit here with a macro lens or 50mm fitted to the camera so not the best for taking pics of this magnificent building. Must make more of an effort in future.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

Lunch in the Botanics, on a nice day better than sat in an office surfing Facebook anyday…

Lunch in Autumn

Lunch in Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Botanics in Autumn

  1. You know, you made a good decision. It’s nice to see Edinburgh in all its ugliness … and all its beauty, and this one falls into the latter.

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