Covid 19 – Some Of The Less Obvious Effects

The Covid 19 Flu pandemic has been written about ad nauseam, so I won’t add to it in this post. However, some of the effects of the pandemic are less obvious, such as the cutting of the grass in the local parks around Glenrothes.

I hadn’t ever noticed how often the grass was cut, until now……….

We have a park that at first glance looks like it has a slight dusting of snow on it, in the middle of July!! Admittedly, my long distance eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but it was a very different view to the normal green grass (or yellowish if we are lucky enough to have a dry spell) of this time of the year.

Clover covering Gilvenbank Park, in Glenrothes

Clover covering Gilvenbank Park, in Glenrothes

It turns out the white colouration is caused by clover flowers, which are normally cut before they have chance to flower.

Close Up of White Clover, Gilvenbank Park, Glenrothes

Close Up of White Clover, Gilvenbank Park, Glenrothes

Personally, I think they should do this every year, as the bees are having a real feast at the moment πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “Covid 19 – Some Of The Less Obvious Effects

  1. It’s happened here too. Councils weren’t scalping all the grass in sight and the bees have loved the wildflowers that popped up. We’re back to β€œnormal” as far as council works are concerned β€” which is such a shame!

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    • Janet, it is really good to be back πŸ™‚ We are all fine, I hope the same is true for all your family and friends. If I remember my school education, clover can be used as a nitrogen fixer in the soil, so as you say, it is really good! They should let it grow more every year πŸ™‚

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      • Arizona will certainly be a lot hotter than Scotland, we think 70 degrees is too hot!! But I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying the fact that you have moved! The state certainly has some interesting geology, and some great wildlife πŸ™‚

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      • My parents live here and they’re 90 and 91, so we wanted to be near them while they’re still around. We’re also able to help out when and where needed and my brother, who lives nearby with his family, has been a big help while we were farther away. It’s dry heat, which makes a big difference, but it’s certainly hot, 109 today. πŸ™‚

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      • It is brilliant that you can still get to see both your parents, mine are about 5 years younger, and I feel very lucky πŸ™‚
        They are now very lucky having both you and your brother close at hand.
        The dry heat is definitely better than the humidity, for most Scots 68 degrees is about the limit, personally I don’t mind but my about 80 degrees, but over 100F, that’s just way too hot! Lol!

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  2. Maybe it’s a global phenomena, connected to global warming?? It’s certainly interesting to here that you are getting unusual fungal growth too. It would be great to know if any other parts of the world are getting the same thing happening.

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