Friday, September 18, 2009

Eskdalemuir and Samye Ling

Rob, Henry and I went for a walk to Bessie's Hill Fort, near Eskdalemuir today.

We saw a group of Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) at the base of some pine trees.

The Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) had all gone to seed and looked white because they had a misting of dew on them.

This is a picture of Henry taken on an earlier walk at the same location. The site used to be covered with forestry pine trees, but they have all been 'harvested', so it looks a bit bleak in places, but probably gives a better idea of the original view from the Hill Fort.

Another earlier view taken from the walk in August.



Afterwards, we went for coffee and a cake, and a look round the shop at the Samye Ling Buddist Centre. They have some interesting statues, prayer wheels, gardens, arch and temple, which can all be visited.


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