Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Winter Wonderland - Water of Leith

It was a true winter wonderland along the Water of Leith today! I walked round Colinton and Craiglockart Dells as I do most Tuesdays. This is what it looked like:



If you look carefully at the (slightly overexposed) photo of the ivy, you can see the individual snowflakes! It was like this everywhere, the snowflakes were falling so softly that they could each be seen in all their individuality!

Meanwhile the dippers were very excitable, singing and chasing each other along the river. Another lovely bird sighting was a flock of blackbirds, redwings and chaffinches under some trees. Oh and I saw a pair of bullfinches, back to when I first started regularly walking the Dells, I'd see these finches every week, then I stopped seeing them but I'm now seeing them more regularly again, which is nice!

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15 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What lovely pictures!! What a lovely winter wonderland!!

Ms Sparrow said...

It was 12 below zero this morning which is 10.4 on the celsius scale.
NOT a good morning for a walk. The wild turkeys in the wooded lot are sitting in the sun with their feathers all fluffed up conserving energy. It's supposed to warm up by the week end--thank goodness!

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful wonderland! :)

Dartford Warbler said...

Beautiful icy branches on the trees.

Bullfinches must look stunning against a snowy background. I miss seeing dippers. One of my favourite birds when we lived in Yorkshire.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

I remember that, it had to be definitely warmer than now at the end of 2012. Splendid photos.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You had snow over the pond, didn't you?!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Beautiful winter wonderland photos and glad you could see some little birds. Often think how cold it must be for them.

Hugs
Carolyn

Karen M said...

Beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty snowy scenes from your walk. The trees in the second shot are gorgeous. The Dippers must hardy birds to be able to stand that cold water. Great outing, thanks for sharing.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Brrrr . Pretty. Great snowflake pix ... gosh! No two are exactly alike! (Well - you can almost see that in the pic.)

Lynn said...

Just beautiful!

Nature Rambles said...

fascinating winter landscapes! I clicked to see the snowflakes...beautiful!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah, so the snow has reached there at last Juliet.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely!

Rambling Woods said...

It is always so special to find the smallest detail and be able to admire its beauty. I am glad you were able to share that with Nature Notes...Michelle