Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Sunday, 24 March 2013
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Looking towards Methil - the high waves buffeting the docks there.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Although it's the first day of spring today woke up to a light covering of snow. By mid-morning it had disappeared in Lundin Links but up on Largo Law the snow cap remained.
Monday, 18 March 2013
With the return of wintry showers this morning, the bird feeders were busy with a variety of birds, amongst them a group (or charm) of goldfinches. I include nyger seeds in the feeders which they love, but some of them made for the teasel seed heads. Their thin beaks are ideal for getting the tiny seeds out from between the spines of the seed heads.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Perhaps it's because spring is a little late this year, daffodils are mostly still in bud here and everything seems rather drab that the mosses are more noticeable and perhaps have benefited from all the rain this winter.
Bryum capillare in the above photo growing on a fallen tree trunk in the Serpentine Walk and in the bottom photo on the top of a wall. Characteristic spore capsules.
A little piece of moss that the birds had taken off the roof, probably one of the feather mosses but not sure of the identification. Not sure why the birds pick the moss off as they leave it lying in the garden so not using it to line a nest. Maybe find insects underneath the moss?
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
There are three stones and they form a scheduled Bronze Age monument said to date from 2000 to 1500BC. They are formed of red sandstone but the whole surface of the stones is covered in various lichens.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
After a few sunny spring-like days it seemed that winter was on its way out, but this morning woke up to a light covering of snow.