Friday, February 26, 2010

Week #8 Glencorse

Glencorse is a privately owned estate just south of Edinburgh. The old Kirk has been restored and is now used for weddings. It is lovely as it has not been over restored and is now lit largely by candlelight.

The rest of the estate is so pretty-a lovely trout pond which was partly frozen, rolling farmland, and gorgeous horses.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

52 Walks Week #7 Killin

On Saturday we went for an outing to Killin, near the Trossachs. As you can see, it's a very picturesque part of Scotland.
The hills were particularly lovely with that crown of snow on top.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Week #6

This week's walk was at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
The weather was dreich-love that word-dreich-drizzly and miserable, so a walk around the glasshouses-especially the hot houses-seemed a good idea. And it was!

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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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