Saturday, January 30, 2010

52 Walks Week #5

Oh my, what a stunning walk I had today. I took around 200 photos, so it was very difficult indeed to pick out a selection to tell the story of the walk. It was a very cold, crisp day, but the sun was shining and the sky was blue. We drove to the top of Talla Reservoir in the Scottish Borders. We had intended to drive further but the road higher up was still impassable due to ice.
This pictures in this first set are all taken around the reservoir.

Along the shore line I came across this little scene:

Those icicles were so prett, twinkling in the sunshine.

I then continued on to tweedsmuir village and the little parish church, which was open. So I was able to get some lovely shots inside and out:

Then further on to the Tweed River.

My favourite photos of the day are the sheep, the door knocker on the church, the icicles, and the wood shed. I adore that woodshed!!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

52 Walks #Week 4

Here are the photos I took in the derelict factory at Ratho:

This is my favourite photo of the whole day:

I love the painterly quality.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

52 Walks #Week 4

My walk this week was with the Edinburgh Flickr group. We started at Ratho Parich church...

along the canal...

to the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre.

Then back to Ratho where we explored a derelict factory.
I'll will upload the pictures from there separately as Picasa -or blogspot won't allow me to upload more at the moment.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

52 walks Week #3

It was tight this week. I didn't get out on the weekend for my walk, and then I was ill during the week, and before I knew it, it was Thursday! So I went for a very quick walk around the Rutland Square area of Edinburgh today after work, and here is the result:
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

52 WALKS- Week 2

Today I walked along the Union Canal from Harrison Park to the Lochrin Basin. It was the second time I've done this walk during the big freeze. Today the footpath was less icy which made for easier walking, but the canal was well and truly frozen, with a covering of snow. So it was hard to distinguish the canal from the footpath. And people were enjoying walking on the canal (not me though, because the very idea freaks me out!) These photos were all taken at the Lochrin Basin end of the canal, and show the development that has taken place along the canal in recent years.
The Leamington Road lift bridge-which lifts to allow the canal boats through.

This view was taken from the Leamington lift bridge towards the city centre:

Canal boats moored in the canal:

A colourful canal boat:
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

On a cold and frosty morning...

It was so pretty this morning when I got up. There was a soft pink light in the sky, and the moon was still visible, so I grabbed my camera and went for a wee wander around the neighbourhood.
My street-We am fortunate that a bus comes down our street, so the raod gets cleared. The other streets in our neighbourhood are still thick with snow, and people are struggling to get their cars out.

The sliver birch trees in our garden:

And a scene at the church at the end of the street:

And a look down at Colinton village.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

52 Walks-Week 1

Wishing eveyone a very happy 2010!

For 2010 I have started a new photo challenge.
It is to complete 52 walks-that's one a week- during 2010, and of course to photograph the walk.
I think this will be more manageable for me that the 365 challenge I tried to complete last year.
Feel free to join in. The FLICKr link is here.

So the first walk of the year was to Flotterstone. Flotterstone is a very popular walking and picnic spot just outside Edinburgh. From Flotterstone you can take various walks in the the Pentland Hills. Today I was up early and had finished my walk by the time people started arriving, so it was incredibly peaceful-just me and my camera wandering around. I took many photos-here are just 4 of them.

View across the fields:

A lovley white dove:

Upturned fishing boats, stuck in the snow. The reservoir was frozen, so those boats were going nowhere!

And a view across the water to the frozen part of the reservoir:
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