Walking the old railway

Out a bit earlier today and a longer walk along the old railway from Auchinstarry.  Not much to see, although two pheasants were having a loud conversation across the Kelvin burn. No deer, few birds and no flowers of course.  Seems like only a week ago I was spending an afternoon among the blue flowers, but that was way back in the sunny summer weather.  Today was dull and quite chilly.  Hard underfoot with the ground still frozen from the recent low temperatures.
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I saw these tiny little seedheads which looked like miniature tulip flowers, but try as I might, I couldn’t get both heads in focus at the same time, so I opted for the front one in and the rear one out (of focus).

 

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I don’t know what these red berries are, but I guess they are poisonous or else the birds would have scoffed them. They did seem to light up a dull day and the grass leaves made a great frame for them. Natural Ikebana.

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