Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spring has sprung...

For a few days, at least.

Gorse (Ulex europaeus), a native evergreen shrub, is in bloom. These coconut scented, yellow flowers are protected by sharp spines and currently carpet the rugged slopes of Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags.

(I'm not terribly happy with this assembly. The hazy sunlight does no favors for the seams.)

To my company from Western Washington – temps look to be similar to ‘home’ but I’d caution that once you factor in the wind it tends to be quite chilly so heavy coats are a must. (We are expecting rain the end of the week, but no worries, I’ve got ‘brallies to spare.) Days are lovely for walking, once the mist burns off. Think Arthurian… Otherwise, safe travels. See you at the airport!

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