The River Annan is looking much more benign than recently. This photo was taken looking upstream from the Jocksthorn Bridge.
here: "In autumn, the leaves of most deciduous trees develop an abscission layer where the petiole (leaf stalk) meets the branch. This allows the leaves to fall off without leaving an open wound on the stem. Dry leaves stay on marcescent trees because the leaves didn’t develop the normal abscission layer in autumn. Marcescence is often a juvenile trait and may disappear as the tree matures."
Regular visitors this month include a blackie, a great spotted woodpecker, and these pidgeons occasionally drop in!
Photos © Skip Cottage