Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Winter arrives

I had a lovely walk along the Water of Leith yesterday. The weather was clear and bright but very cold with a lot of paths still icy from the day before. There were good numbers of birds around, including two herons, which are one of the few birds i ever try to take photos of, they're big and slow moving so make ideal subjects! Here are just a few photos to give a flavour of the day.






I'll be offline for a few days now, back next week!

17 comments:

sandy said...

That bottom shot is so pretty. I like frost on moss.

bunnits said...

Lovely photos, especially the bottom one. Enjoy your time offline.

Dartford Warbler said...

I love the heron in rushing river water.

Take care in the wild winds that are forecast for you tomorrow!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

gabriellebryden said...

Great photos - esp the third one - see you soon

Christina said...

Brrrr...look cold but very pretty.

ashok said...

lovely photos J

Titus said...

I love herons too. I always imagine, when I see one flying, that that must be what pterodactyls were like.

I expect you're offline because you've been blown away. We have!

Titus said...

I love herons too. I always imagine, when I see one flying, that that must be what pterodactyls were like.

I expect you're offline because you've been blown away. We have!

cyclopseven said...

nice shots.

madhat said...

Lovely pics. I hope you were alright in yesterday's storm!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Your photographs are lovely and enjoyed seeing where you went on your walk.
Enjoy your time away

Hugs
Carolyn

Bill said...

still photo
the patience
of the heron

Gillena Cox said...

thank you for sharing with us; enjoy your time out

much love...

Deb G said...

Winter is certainly here too. Hard enough frost yesterday that it never melted in the shade. Yesterday I was down on the boardwalk and a heron flew right in front of me. They are such incredible birds...

shoreacres said...

We have so many herons - they're my favorite water bird, I think. And they are photogenic, partly because they're willing to pose!

I've been reading of the horrid weather - hope it didn't affect you badly.

the cuby poet said...

I am always entranced by herons as they are strange birds rather mysterious as if they are keeping some big secret. Lovely photos.