Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Winter Wonderland

I'm longing for Spring but also really enjoying the current belated winter wonderland. I've never seen snow like this in March before, though I've seen snow fall as late as April, I've never seen this much at this time of year.

Today I walked through Colinton and Craiglockart Dells by the Water of Leith, as I do most weeks. Along one side of the river, the paths were delightfully deep in snow, while on the other side they were often icy and slippery. The river is fast moving, but in parts it has frozen over a wee bit.


But despite all the ice and snow, the sun was out, the sky was clear and there were signs of spring everywhere. The chaffinches were collecting nesting material, the jackdaws were busy round their communal nesting site and lots of birds were singing.

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12 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I'm hoping for one more snow here before spring :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Juliet, we have had a lot of snow here and yet the birds are carrying on as though it is spring.

Ms Sparrow said...

Spring is in the air no matter what is on the ground!

Caroline Gill said...

There certainly wasn't much sign of spring here yesterday ... more like east coast blizzards, but we have had beautiful spring moments today. I was so thrilled to see a daisy in the lawn last weekend!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Anyway spring coming...and I have a sort of haiku.. half political, half seasonal.. for you:

Nothing better
than talking about the '68
waiting at the spring gate.

bunnits said...

How beautiful. We did not get much snowfall here in Alabama this year. I miss it.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Yup - just not quite time to put away the gloves and mufflers.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

If you appreciate snow, come live in New Brunswick, Canada. The snow is beginning to melt a little here but it is still deep. Your photos are lovely.

Cuby said...

Isn't this late unexpected snow even more beautiful because of exactly those two reasons. The photos are lovely.

Cuby said...

Isn't this late unexpected snow even more beautiful because of exactly those two reasons. The photos are lovely.

Cuby said...

Isn't this late unexpected snow even more beautiful because of exactly those two reasons. The photos are lovely.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The poor birds don't realize it's still winter! Oh well, even all that deep snow can't last too long this time of year can it? (I hope.)