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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