Bloom, bloom

27 December 2022

Ray French

The Water of Leith is a small but not insignificant river with a source in the Pentland hills south of Edinburgh, from where it meanders for 24 miles through much of the heart of Auld Reekie until it spills out into the Firth of Forth at - appropriately - Leith. It passes through a mixture of farmland and urban sprawl and carries a not altogether pleasant cocktail of city pollutants and agricultural run-off down to the sea. Periodically, therefore, the river enjoys overpowering algal growth, leading to channels choked by weed, as seen here near to Murrayfield stadium.

Sometimes the most pretty things are also the most toxic...

This image is now part of the Random Images gallery on this site and may, in due course, make its way onto my Shutter Hub portfolio page here:

BBF-30026 Untitled.