Summer Evening in Dundee.
July 25, 2010
Long shadows, blue sky, and a still, quiet evening. July in Dundee, and the rose-bay willow-herb is out! Tall spires of deep pink. On rowan trees, the berries are beginning to ripen - at the moment, still a weak colour, their vibrant bright orange not quite here yet (we need a bit of sunshine first!)
The other day, I took lots of photos as I made my way from the Hilltown up to the Law for an early evening stroll. It was peaceful and calm. The view from the Law was magnificent as usual, and in the woods on the Law tall dusky pink foxgloves were growing. There’s something very private-looking about foxgloves growing under trees - perhaps because they love the shade. I know some people consider these flowers weeds but there’s something so appealing about the way these stems are packed full of flowers-within-a-flower, sometimes the stems being so overloaded with them that it is surprising that they manage to stay upright!
On the steep, bare (ie only short grass growing) hillside near the summit of the Law, I noticed something that looked like sheep’s wool. It looked very white and clean. I wondered what the story behind that was. Sorry I didn’t take a photo – it didn’t occur to me to do that at the time.