Friday, 16 October 2009

Upper Ballagan Glen in Autumn colours

Friday the 16th of October and nice fresh borage flowers. Summer is late in Glasgow!

We've had a gale and many of the trees in Ballagan Glen have lost their leaves.

The walls of the gorge below the Spout of Ballagan are fossil rich sedimentary. I really must look up the geology of the Campsies. Mixed sedimentary/volcanic.

Looking down in to the gorge, lots more layers!

Today I climbed right to the top of the wildlife reserve then scrambled a few meters down to the burn and sat in the sun for half an hour. No UVB but plenty of infra red. Might not make any D3 but very pleasant. Today was flat calm and not a cloud in the sky and undoubtedly the hottest day since we arrived here at the end of July! This is looking downstream from the top of a fall of about 12 foot in to the main pool here:

Just upstream was a pair of Goatsbeards in flower, Summer trying to hang on for a few days longer!

But in the woods the colours are nice if autumnal.

From the road walk, a very strange looking rock, in total isolation in the middle of a very tidy sheep field.

Up here should have a nice view over Strathblane, I'm thinking ahead to the next walk...

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