"Scottish Snippets"

"Colour Supplement"

22 October 2005

Each week the Scottish Snippets Newsletter includes a number of photographs which illustrate the flora and fauna and weather of the current week around Scotland. On occasions, there are so many such graphics worth including that a separate "colour supplement" is created, so as not to totally overload the Newsletter. Here is this week's crop!


On Tuesday of this week there was a strong north-easterly wind, which drove the waves from the North Sea onto the Scottish coast. This picture was taken at the seafront walkway at Kirkcaldy in Fife.


With overnight temperatures falling, by morning there is often a fair amount of dew on grass and plants. In sheltered spots, away from the sun, some of that moisture can remain - as with this Dianthus growing in the "Smelly Garden" at Finlaystone Country Estate on the Renfrewshire/Inverclyde border.

Azalea Leaves

Having produced a dazzling display in the springtime with their brilliant flowers, the leaves on some varieties of azalea - such as this one - create another striking picture in the autumn.


Tall, stately, delphiniums are usually found at the back of a summer border and the ones at Finlaystone created a dramatic display a few months ago. They were then cut back after flowering - and a few promptly produced some more shoots to give a second display in October.


While some hydrangea blooms just turn brown after flowering, others gradually change into various shades of red, as in this picture.


Given the right conditions, tradescantia (also known as spider lily) will continue to produce flowers until the first frost.

If you want to look back at earlier editions of this Colour Supplement, there is an Index Page

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