I noticed the swans‘ nest the first time I visited the park. That was 2008. The gardens were flourishing, it was summer.
All manner of birds were swooping around and I fell for this Park so close to my home.
Just beautiful and here are some photographs of that time. Aren’t the begonias something else?
The past couple of years have seen my clicking the camera and recording spring, summer and autumn plantings. Fife Council does a fantastic job at keeping the public gardens a visual treat for the rest of us.
This year, Council brought in the heavies – they are dredging the pond for the first time of deposited silt, cans, plastic and fishing lines(!), rotten food (algae is a problem) and other assorted detritus.
It looks pretty dire now but will be cleaned up and prettified again in a month or so.
The swans came back yesterday. They didn’t hatch a chick this year and they aren’t too fussed with what is going on. They look a little forlorn because there’s no water and a ruddy big machine making noise in their habitat.
But they will stay; it is their pond, after all!!
So this time next year, the Park will be as beautiful as ever – and clean!!
And the Leven still flows!