Saturday, 17 March 2012

Shadowy Woodland

We had a lovely walk today around Redford Woods, an area we've never visited before, despite it being on a convenient bus route. I'll blog more about this walk in the next couple of days, but here for now, is a selection of shadow shots taken around the woodland, which stretches along part of Edinburgh's Braid Burn.



the woods are so lush at this time of year with the wild garlic and leeks
I always feel sorry for beech trees, they seem to carry so many scars, but they make a nice canvas for shadows!

these young trees will soon be in leaf!



a nice secluded house!




more wild garlic and a view of the burn!



Shadow Shot Sunday 2

23 comments:

Kelly said...

What a beautiful location with so many lovely things to see! The weather in my area has been wonderful for walks lately, so I'm taking advantage before it heats up too much.

Scrappy Grams said...

lovely woods for your shadow shots!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

i'd love to take a stroll round this beautiful location.

your tree photos reflect such a beauty!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Just one glimpse of the tiny little burn would make a long trek through the woods worth every footfall!

Shadows Dog My Steps

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful place for a walk. Lovely captures of the shadows and trees. I hope you are having a great weekend!

Chubby Chieque said...

Peace and quite is where I wanted to be. Sorrounded by the singing birds, my haven on earth.

Happy SSS,
/CC

Gemma Wiseman said...

A wonderful, enchanting woodland! Love all the character in the beech tree trunk! Beautiful shadow patterns on it!

Ms Sparrow said...

It looks cool and balmy for you. It's so hot today in Minnesota that I'm sitting in front of a fan. This makes me really worried about what summer will bring!

Dianne said...

looks like a lovely place
I like the shadow on the tree

bunnits said...

What a beautiful place. I'd love to roam through those woods. Thanks for the photos!

mansuetude said...

Beautiful

shoreacres said...

There's always a new word to learn here! Today's is "burn". I find it's a small stream or brook - a far cry from what I usually think of when I hear the word "burn".

And now the inevitable question - would the name "Burns" have come from this, as names like Tinker came from occupations?

Christina said...

I want to explore and poke around that house....reaaaaallll bad.

Sandy's witterings said...

Wild garlic in the woods is wonderful - such a shame you can't post a snap of the smell.

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! This is such a great place to enjoy fresh air and nature's beauty!

Catherine said...

beautiful trees here - such a lovely place to walk....

Howard of Belvedere Mountain Express said...

One of those ‘nice secluded houses’, so I am informed, is the new residence of disgraced banker Fred ‘the Shred’ Goodwin!

By coincidence, I only visited this wood myself for the first time a week ago. I wasn’t aware that it’s the Braid Burn there. It’s quite difficult to make out, even on the OS Explorer map, where the various burns begin and merge. It looks like the Howden Burn and Bonaly Burn basically merge to form the Braid Burn. Do you know whether this is the case?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Howard, as far as i can tell yes Howden Burn and Bonaly Burn merge to form Braid Burn just in the middle of Redford Woods in fact.

Hannah Stephenson said...

So much green. Beautiful images.

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured. Thank you for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Finding Beauty in a shadow. Have a blessed Sunday.

Rose

Carver said...

Such a delightful woodland sequence. I love the house that's nestled into the woods.

Patent Attorney said...

Can't wait to see those trees in leaf! The transformation of that canopy of trees should be incredible.