Abundance of growth by a canal.
Visited the Canal Festival at a very wet Kirkintilloch, just a few miles outside Glasgow, on the historic Forth & Clyde Canal.
The Seagull Trust provides boat trips on the canal for people with special needs. They were there fundraising for the project by offering trips a little way along the canal; and, yours truly was delighted to get on board.
Abundance of Life on a canal.
It was the unmistakable headiness of newly mown grass offering
an invitation to stop a moment which was hard to ignore.
Oul Reekie more often carries a marinading aroma of hop pungency.
Fresh with Festival promise.
Round the corner, by the Govanhill Baths, is where lemon balm and mint are growing, and indeed taking over their corner of St Bride’s Stalled Space garden!
Stalled Spaces – a great initiative started by Glasgow Council and then taken up by the Scottish government with a national remit given to Architecture + Design Scotland.
The focus is on making under used/ non-used sites available for communities to develop into a range of spaces; including for example
- growing spaces
- pop-up gardens
- wildlife areas
- urban gyms or natural play spaces
- temporary art in the form of pop up sculptures
- spaces for events or exhibitions, or
- any other innovative idea
A pleasure to discover.
Full and early ripeness.
Heaney got ‘late August’ right for the picking.
Out of reach, they may be, yet there will be others.
A crumble of anticipation is sufficient.
A single,solitary, slender symbol of service, suffering and sacrifice.
Red poppy, on the other side of the fence,
share your story such that imprisoned memories might be freed
and Resurrection Life be known;
A purple highlight of summer.
Found firstly in Waterford.
Today, across from the village church still striving to thrive in a world of closed mines.
For Patna, a fragrance of hope?
May it be so.
The leaves are hinting autumn is nearby.
A ring is almost complete
since an unexpected sycamore welcome was found
while looking out a third floor window
of the urban pot of back to back Glasgow tenements.
So I stopped to plant…
(Day 1: Nature Photo Challenge)