Saturday, 16 October 2010

Autumn on Arthur's Seat


views from Arthurs' Seat

 

We had a lovely walk round Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, today. The weather was wonderful, warm and sunny, though the dark clouds gathered later as you can see from the second photo! The jackdaws that nest here in the summer were out in number, calling and flying around, one even started fighting with a magpie! There were some swans and geese on Dunsapie Loch, and I'll share photos of them next week! We saw one lone and scruffy rabbit, where usually there are several, perhaps there were just too many people around for them!



28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love the view and shadows at Arthur's Seat! How beautiful!!

Sylvia

The Clip Cafe said...

That view!! It sounded like a lovely day :-)

mydolly said...

Beautiful pictures!

Ralph said...

From below, this peak looks craggy in its rough hewn rock, a tough climb. Yet on top, we don't see the daunting stone but instead see a pleasant valley below, the bit of sun showing us that this expedition has its reward in the view. Very nice, a rough hewn beauty and the lovely countryside...

Dimple said...

"Arthur's Seat" evokes images of knights, jousts, and other medieval activities. The view is wonderful, also, and I enjoyed finding out a little about jackdaws.
Thanks for the visit!

Caroline Gill said...

What a brooding sky, CGP. Wonderful photos.

Thought of you today when two tall furry ears popped up in the bracken on our Gower walk. First rabbit I have seen possibly since I left Skye in June!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

It seems so strange to see Autumn's fingerprints on your beautiful lands, oh so far away!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful shot, love the view.

HKatz said...

Beautiful photos. I like how everything seems dwarfed by those clouds in the second one.

Gabrielle Bryden said...

The top photo looks like a painting - couldn't work out what those tall white things were on the far left - then realised they are high rise buildings - talk aboutr spoiling the picture! I love the name Arthru's Seat too.

Beverley Baird said...

It was lovely to see your photos of Arthur's Seat! I was there over 30 years ago and still remember visitng it. You see my maiden name was Arthur - and we always said it was named for us! lol
Great photos for the week!

Kelly said...

Scotland just got moved up a few notches on my list of places to go soon. Wow that is an amazing view.

BLOGitse said...

What a view!
Aaah, the air is fresh........

EG Wow said...

I'm surprised to see how green it still looks. I would have thought that since you are so far north that all the leaves would be off the trees by now.

Just Me said...

Lovely photos! Oh, to be able to see fall colors. The only color change we have here in Florida, is from green to brown, when everything dries up and dies.

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sandy, from gardenpath said...

Pretty place, I hadn't heard of it until my niece told she is going there at this year. She is married to a man from England, and her mom in law is Shani Oates.

Birdman said...

LOVE your banner... quite anutumn.

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely!

Crafty Gardener said...

the first photo is wonderful

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful spot. Would love to visit there.

Gina

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Hannah Stephenson said...

WOOOOOO!! Love your photography!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello there CGP : )
Now this is amazing seeing Arthur's Seat ! .. My father's family came from Scotland a very long time ago .. mid 1700's and settled in Nova Scotia (New Scotland) .. so I appreciate the country side you have shown in your pictures : )
I also have a friend in Falkirk so a tiny thread holds me to a little bit of Scotland ? : )
Joy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is really a beautiful walk -- perfect view! Thanks for sharing your day!

I need to go look up Jackdaw, as I feel like I've hear the word before, maybe in nursery rhymes, but I can't picture exactly what the bird looks like.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Arthur's seat is quite lovely! Looks like a great place to walk about!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sallie - if you click on the word jackdaw there's a link that takes you to a page telling you about them!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Looks like a lovely place...wonderful SSs!!

Emakesart said...

Wow, beautiful photographs! What an amazing view...I think I need to visit!

Esther

Inger-M said...

That's beautiful scenery, with the big lawns and trees. Nice shot!