Saturday, 27 March 2010

Corstorphine Hill


We had a wonderful walk round Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh today. The weather was very springlike though changeable, windy with the occasional flurry of rain but mostly bright and clear. The trees are still only in bud, though there are some fine displays of catkins and the birds are definitely in spring mood! We saw bullfinches, chaffinches, goldfinches, song thrushes, robins, blackbirds, blue tits, great tits and coal tits. We also had a very good view of a low flying buzzard that swept across the sky above our heads.

20 comments:

jinksy said...

The path in that photo looks as though it too is springing to life to welcome the sun...

Ralph said...

The shadow from the fence nicely delineates the path below. A place to gather your thoughts during a walk in the changeable weather conditions. The steps winding around the corner are great, a nice mix of angles and arcs. Beautiful!

tinasphotoblog said...

It seems like a very beautiful and peaceful place to me. Nice shadows!

frayedattheedge said...

I think my favourite shadow shots are those with trees!

Beverley Baird said...

What great shadows! Would have been a lovely place for a walk.

tree shadow moon said...

That sounds lovely, and looks very interesting too from the photo! Your new banner photo is gorgeous!

Sweet Repose said...

It looks cold, but bits of spring are peeking around every corner, soon Spring will be in full force!

Paula Scott said...

Thank you for sharing the walk with me! What a lovely path and how wonderful to have heard and seen such a nice variety of birds.
Beautiful shot.

bobbie said...

Really nice! Love the way the shadow changes with the various levels below it.

Small Reflections said...

Lovely shadows across the path in your photo! I've enjoyed catching up on your more recent posts this afternoon. Kudos on your book ... it looks wonderful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Cassie said...

This great Shadow Shot makes me want to wander that path with my dogs and sweetie!

Manang Kim said...

I like the shadow it stands out against all the naked trees. ^_^

ShadowShotSunday

Greyscale Territory said...

The fenceline creates a wonderful, regimented line up of shadows! Your walk sounds wonderful!

Gillena Cox said...

looks lie a nice place to walk; i could just hear all those birds

much love
gillena

fourwindshaiga said...

I love this shot, Juliet! The path, and those neat shadows-perfect.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Wow! I thought this is the Philippine Rice Terraces §;-)

With a second look, it's a wrought iron fence? Gorgeous!

Happy SS...

Pam said...

That is a lovely pathway with many nice shadows. Wonderful place to see birds and enjoy nature.

Jacqui said...

ooh - not been there since I was taking a break from classes at QM. Saturday was very changeable right enough - must have been a bit chilly up there.

wanderlust said...

Looks like a wonderfully peaceful place to spend an afternoon!

Hannah @ Zukan said...

I love a walk in the woods! That looks and sounds like the perfect place for regular photowalks.

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