Saturday, 16 January 2016

A Wintry Walk at Lauriston Castle

Freezing cold today but we wrapped up warm and popped over to Lauriston Castle, to walk round the grounds there. It's a lovely old building

and there's a path round the perimeter of the grounds, which at the north offers lovely views over Silverknowes fields (full not only with sheep but with curlews (one of the fastest declining wading birds in the UK)) and over to Cramond Island and Fife


The grounds are full of old trees

and the grass and fallen leaves were all frost covered


One of the highlights of the Castle Grounds is the Japanese Garden with it's lovely little buildings nestling in the landscaped grounds


and the beautiful water feature

Lovely to see this witch hazel out in bloom next to the waterfall

A lovely wander for a winter's day!

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9 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

What a beauty! I like taking long walks on autumn and winter days, too. :-)

Greetings from London.

Dartford Warbler said...

What a lovely garden for a winter walk.
Thank goodness there are still some flocks of curlew around. Here we have just occasional pairs nesting in the New Forest marsh land. I remember so many more when I was a child in the 1960s.

Rabbits' Guy said...

http://www.sightline.org/2013/12/16/the-entire-ipcc-report-in-19-illustrated-haiku/

Thinking of you last evening. Went to hear this fellow speak and share his 19 haiku and illustrations. Great fun.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Dartford Warbler, yes we're very lucky with our curlew up here. We've lost golden plover from these fields in this blogpost though.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Rabbits Guy, thanks for the link, interesting haiku and illustrations

Lynn said...

So wonderful you can go places like that. Lovely!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Fascinating landscapes!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely series of images. I like the castle and the water feature. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Now that looks such a lovely walk.
I do enjoy a walk on a cold, frosty and sunny winter's day. Good for body and soul.

Hope this week is going well for you.

ALl the best Jan