Winter Sunset – Watercolour

After our high winds and rain the weather has, predictably, reverted to calm and cold conditions. We either get keen frosts, which last for most of the day, or wet and windy stuff. This is the view looking from the high point of Tormain Woods towards the west. It is easy to imagine how the winds can surge across this land as they get funnelled through the Pentland Hills on the left (south) and the Ochil Hills (north) which lie just beyond the Forth Valley. Its these same natural barriers which normally give the Edinburgh area shelter – unless the winds come from the west, north west. These barriers are also responsible for the foggy weather which occurs when winds come from the east off the North Sea and that is when we usually get our coldest types. Watch this space!