Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Winter on Corstorphine HIll

 It snowed last night and we went up Corstorphine Hill today to enjoy the winter wonderland! 

The woods are beautiful in the snow 

The gorse is amazingly still in bloom 

and the turkey tail fungus doesn't seem bothered by the snow either 

the ivy looks very pretty in the snow


This great tit came down at the wall at the top of the hill (The Rest and Be Thankful) (Thanks Crafty Green Boyfriend for this photo).

We also had great views of a hunting kestrel 

though we didn't see it catch anything. The voles and other small mammals it usually eats are probably all hidden away under the snow at the moment. 

It was nice to see this snow-person that someone had built on the hill 

 You can see more photos of the snow people of Edinburgh over on my Shapeshifting Green blog here.


Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see these photographs.
Somehow snow makes this time of year even more special.

Sending my good wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy 2021.

All the best Jan

RG said...

Pretty! No snow here yet - plenty in the mountains.

Lots of that danged gorse when we were in Bandon, Or. earlier!

eileeninmd said...


Love the birds, blooms and the pretty snow scenes. Cute snowman!
Take care, enjoy your day!
I wish you all the best in 2021, a very healthy and happy New Year!