Crisp and Crunchy


Anyone who knows Edinburgh will recognise the iconic profile of Arthur’s Seat which from the window of our accommodation for a few days looks like an alien land mass looming over the top of the properties across the road – I have always thought of it as a reclining elephant, but from this perspective it takes on a different appearance altogether. Also intriguing are the drifts of crisp and crunchy leaves on theIMG_0193pavements outside, making me realise that we never have crisp and crunchy leaves in our garden at home – are our leaves always damper, I wonder? They are certainly less buffeted by the wind as our garden is quite sheltered, so did Autumn start earlier this much further north, or could be it the type of trees the leaves came from? Our visit to the Botanical Gardens this afternoon did not provide the same crisp and crunchy evidence, so a walk round the block to assess the local trees may be called for to satisfy my curiosity!

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12 Responses to Crisp and Crunchy

  1. Christina says:

    Interesting thought! For sure autumn will have come earlier than further south but the crunchyness definately implies no rain for a while. This week any leaves that have fallen (not many yet) are damp, sodden even; I’ll try to notice what happens later.

  2. Anna says:

    Hope that you enjoy your visit Cathy and some more crunching about through carpets of leaves. I imagine that it must have been somewhat cool in Edinburgh today.

  3. I hope you are enjoying your visit to my beautiful city. It’s been a lovely day here and leaves are often crisp providing we don’t have much rain!!

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, I suppose there is the east coast factor as well. Lots of places to revisit here, Angie, but our accommodation is so lovely we shall probably use the same venue next year and maybe thereafter

  4. rusty duck says:

    Oh Edinburgh, how I love thee. Lucky, lucky you!

    • Cathy says:

      It needed to be somewhere easily accessible for Our Mother, and my siblings and I were born and spent our childhood here – so a good location all round. Lucky us indeed!

  5. Pauline says:

    Such a lovely city. Whenever we go to London in the autumn, there always seem to be crisp leaves underfoot. Have a super break.

  6. Annette says:

    This is really interesting and I feel sort of privileged as we often walk through crunchy leaves in the autumn. In my Swiss garden autumn used to arrive later than down in the valley which makes sense in a way, I think, and then is confusing as well. My perennials and other plants looked still splendid when all other gardens had already moved into autumn. Now better check Arthur’s seat… 😉

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