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Taking a Closer Look... at Crocuses

It’s that time of year where Spring is fast approaching and plants are beginning to awaken. The snowdrops have already made their appearance, and it’s been a welcoming sight, seeing them dotted all over the city of Edinburgh. But now it is the crocuses time to shine. Check out a verge near you to see these beauties emerging in their masses. I headed out to explore Victoria Park for the first time, and was delighted to happen across a vast, colourful congregation.

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I managed a few snaps of the bigger picture, but – as to be expected – it wasn’t long before the macro lens was attached and I was sprawled across the ground, much to the puzzlement of dogs and their people!

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It’s so easy to get lost amongst the detail and forget about the surrounding world. But it was nice to emerge every-so-often and snap some people-nature shots, illustrating the beneficial impact of having access to natural treasures in urban settings.

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To quote from one of my favourite films, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention”. This is certainly the case for these small, delicate and undemanding flowers. They are pretty at first glance, but take a closer look and there is even more beauty to discover and admire.

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