Wednesday, 17 September 2014

People's Climate March

This month, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. To co-incide with this people across the world will be joining the People's Climate March.

The March calls for Action, Not Words. We need to take action NOW to create a world safe from the risks and ravages of climate change.

There are marches taking place across the world, you can find the one closest to you on this map

Marches in Scotland are happening in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Inverness. (There may be others too!). 

And if there's one thing we can predict about how Scotland will look after the results of tomorrow's independence referendum, it's that we'll still be facing climate change!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


 Autumn is definitely here! The rosebay willow herb is beautiful in its reddening foliage and draped in spiders webs too, though the webs didn't come out in the photo you can see the spider under a leaf on the right hand side of the stem...

 raindrops on elderberries
and toadstools, anyone recognise which species this is?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Tree following

Earlier this week I noticed that the elder bush near the larch I'm studying for Tree Following is well berried. (Click on the photo for a bigger version)

The larch cones are maturing nicely, but the photo I took wasn't in focus, so hopefully another photo next week. 

Further up the Water of Leith, I saw a tawny owl sitting on a bush in the middle of a field while about twenty small birds (mostly blue tits) were mobbing it. The owl ignored all the other birds and just sat there! Far too far away to take photos sadly!

Friday, 12 September 2014

beaded lanyard

I have quite a few lanyard clips to recycle and thought that it would be nice to make some beaded lanyards, which are a stylish way to wear an id badge! I was happy to find that I had enough of these white and burgundy beads to make a lanyard, but I may need to go browsing in some second hand shops to find more beads that fit together in appropriately smart but appealing designs.

This lanyard is now in the CraftyGreenPoet Etsy shop.

I also just added some more beaded earrings made from the repurposed vintage beads that feature in this post.

As ever, red text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The moon

The moon was amazing last night (it had been too cloudy the night before to see the actual harvest moon). Crafty Green Boyfriend took these photos, this first one shows just how orange the moon was

and this second photo went wrong but is quite lovely in an impressionistic sort of way