"Scottish Snippets"

"Colour Supplement"

24 March 2007

Each week the Rampant Scotland Newsletter includes a number of photographs which illustrate the weather and the seasons, plus the flora and fauna of the current week around Scotland. There are often so many such graphics of Scottish subjects worth including that this separate "colour supplement" is created where some of the best pictures can be displayed in a larger format. Here is this week's crop of Scottish views!

There is no doubt that daffodils (also known as narcissi) have become a potent symbol of springtime. They may not be the earliest flowering bulb in the garden, but their profusion and bright colour make them stand out.

This photograph shows the traditional golden daffodil with its frilly trumpet. It was taken late in the afternoon as the low sun cast deep shadows but the flower itself was in the bright sunlight.

Over the years, variants of the basic daffodil have been developed - this one has a long orange trumpet and the petals seem to dance in the breeze!

Most of the daffodils on this page were growing along the Fife Coastal Path between Dalgety Bay and Aberdour, with views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh in the distance.

This mass of daffodils has been planted by volunteers in aid of the Marie Curie cancer care charity. The daffodil is their symbol and the charity has organised a number of such mass plantings of daffodils. But this has to be one of the best, as it stretches on and on, along the pedestrian (and cycle) pathway.

In recent years, horticulturalists have developed a variety of different versions of the basic daffodil, including this attractive double trumpet version.

This orange trumpet variety was growing against a wall in the churchyard of St Fillans, next door to Aberdour Castle.

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

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