ALL PHOTOS CLICK FULL SCREEN.
A quick one from a walk in May as I had the photos ready. Garscube Estate exists in several different sections on Bearsden Road between Anniesland and Bearsden that you can explore in a couple of hours with a circular tour. Old man of the Woods here, above.
It's a semi private estate but as long as you are well behaved within it you should not have a problem. A woodland path here.
Woodland path in May. Bluebells.
Garscube estate grounds.
Carpet of bluebells near Maryhill Park which you can also visit on this walk along with Dawsholm Park for a longer outing. Three to five hours depending on pace for that.
I remembered it had a good collection of flowers in April/ May/ Early June which is why I thought of it.
Bluebells close up.
Daffodil Balcony View.
Building Complex road. Garscube Estate.
A small part of the University of Glasgow's Garscube Sports Complex.
Unusual duck. From a distance it looked golden. Not a goose though.
Riverside path after rain. Several heavy rainstorm were predicted so it seemed wise to pick a walk with some handy shelter nearby. Trees are taken for granted but they provide a natural umbrella and welcome sunshade for humans as well as all the other things they do for other creatures and the environment.
Certainly needed them on this trip with dark thunderclouds rolling in midway through it. I don't mind thunder and lightening storms on a walk though as long as I have the right gear, waterproofs etc. And trees definitely help. 'Forces of Nature' in the raw always put on a good show.
Fungi on a tree. Plenty to look at as the rain poured down and thanks to ample tree cover I barely got wet at all.
Unusual 'bottle brush' flowers,
A' poppy' tree.
Loved the muted colours in this one. Two bullfinches enjoy a woodland puddle for a bath and a drink.
Wild garlic in abundance.
Female Mallard with two chicks. A swollen River Kelvin.
and it was.....all yellow.
Young bear and mouse carving.
Club house tables.
The wild River Kelvin swollen after downpour.
Bears in the woods
A happy bear!
And I found a friend... The end.