Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Frost and Ice

It's incredibly cold out there today! I had a lovely walk through Colinton Dell, by the Water of Leith, doing my weekly voluntary patrol, picking litter (not much) and recording wildlife (quite a lot).

These icicles were hanging from fallen branches by Colinton Weir

gorse usually blooms all year, but looks particularly striking in the frost

meanwhile the bramble leaves are icy

as are the cones of the larch I studied for Tree Following


and even the ivy leaves in the shade of the larch



7 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty frosty images..Looks like a pretty place to watch the wildlife.. It is great that you help by picking up the litter.. Have a happy day!

Caroline Gill said...

Such lovely photos, Juliet ... but what a frosty walk! Small snowflakes here today, but only frost lying.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good for you. I do ditch-digging 3 times a year, or so. If I keep on top of it it isn't so bad. The frost is beautiful! We have -20 C. this morning. A bit chilly.

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty - especially the ivy!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is an example of how winter holds so much beauty :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well as they say - there is not bad weather, just bad clothing. You got the best of a frosty one!

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful winter post. I need to get out when it warms up a bit...