Saturday, 1 February 2014

Corstorphine Hill

The weather was very changeable today, with gusting winds and intermittent heavy rain showers. We managed to avoid the worst of it when we walked round Corstorphine Hill.

Lovely to see the first snowdrops

Plenty of fungi around, I think this is Hairy Stereum


I love these Scots pines at the top of the hill

and Corstorphine Tower  (built in 1871 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott) is always impressive



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15 comments:

robin. said...

a lovely series of shots...thanks for taking us along.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely!

eileeninmd said...

I love the pretty snowdrops. It seems like your spring is way ahead of ours. Lovely images from your walk. Happy weekend!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Snow drops always so encouraging to see! Nothing here from the 1870's except a couple of very little log cabins!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Ah, snowdrops. We have nothing of the sort yet with the east coast being alternately in and out of the clutches of "the polar vortex." I stayed up 28 hours two weeks ago keeping the fire in the fireplace going just to keep things from freezing.
I take great comfort in that the Spring Festival is going on right now. Come-on Spring!!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful series of images.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Walter Scott's memorial seems to have weathered time well. And those snowdrops are so delicate and pretty.

Carol Steel said...

How delightful to see snowdrops. We still have snow and lots of it. It will be months yet before we see flowers.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Regal pines!

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speedyrabbit said...

thanks for sharing this walk,I love snow drops,xx Rachel

Lola said...

Great series of captures!

Visiting from Shadow Shot Sunday

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely blue sky to complement those snowdrops.

paris parfait said...

So lovely! We have snowdrops here too. Must get to Scotland this year to see some of these wonders for myself.

Ms Sparrow said...

The snowdrops are just lovely!

Bill said...

Thanks for doing our walking for us in the rain and wind.