Sunday, 22 February 2009

Spring approaches

Yesterday we went for a lovely walk round Arthurs Seat. It was very windy but the sky was beautiful blue for most of the day. The gorse is already in bloom. Dunsappie Loch on the side of Arthur's Seat was more full of birds than usual, Crafty Green Boyfriend took this photo of a swan with a pair of tufted ducks (the female is the brown one). We walked home through The Meadows where the crocuses are already looking lovely. We also saw a flock of around 20 redwings flying around and running across the grass (but we didn't capture them in the photos!).


For those of you who asked, the snowdrops in the banner are from last year's February trip to Cammo Country park, the photo was taken by Crafty Green Boyfriend. There were some snowdrops in the snow when we visited Cammo last week.

7 comments:

Dave King said...

Seem idyllic, and I'm sure it was. Thanks for letting us share vicariously.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what great photos. it is spring where you are?

tangled stitch said...

Lovely photos as I look out on the snow. I can't wait for spring here in the Northeast. Thanks for making the wait I little less worrisome.

lunarossa said...

So lovely. What a great sky! Is spring really on its way? Love Edinburgh in spring! All the best. Ciao. Antonella

Rabbits' Guy said...

Gorse --- hoo boy! We lived a year in Bandon, Oregon ... way down on the south coast. Gorse everywhere! Lovely to look at but ....

furrybutts said...

Lovely photos! The one with the swan & ducks looks so very peaceful :)

nadia said...

oh i do miss lawns full of crocus! sounds to be pretty and blooming there already! you're ahead of us!