Snowy Hedge and background trees – Watercolour
latest updates: Brrrr
West Ratho – Watercolour
Yesterday was bright and sunny and this shows a group of trees, at the end of the village, facing directly into the sun. We won’t see this sort of view much more as the sun continues to get lower and will soon be unable to visit this wood until spring comes around.
Snowy Evening – Watercolour
Another anticipatory winter scene from the same location as the last posted effort
Snowy Woods – Watercolour
Snow further north today so this gives me an excuse to post some “Brrrr” attempts
Snowy Peaks – Watercolour
It snowed in parts of Scotland yesterday but not near here. This is from an old photo as I just couldn’t resist doing a winter scene. With some luck it might snow further south in a week or two.
Platt Hill, by Edinburgh Airport – Watercolour
This is the view, from our window, looking to the east. It shows an airliner leaving the airport. Planes actually fly higher than this and are further away but I’ve used some license to get everything into the frame.
Whenever the wind comes from the east, planes take off in that direction. Its the only time we really hear them and, even then, its not noisy. Because this flight path would be directly over the city, planes tend to bank sharply to the left, turning through 180 degrees before heading out over the Atlantic. It can be quite spectacular to see. Platt Hill lies between Ratho and the busy arterial road into Edinburgh. It is covered with fine, mature beech trees which I’ve tried to show here.
The scene earlier this morning. It had snowed overnight and a few inches were lying. This lot vanished by noon only to be replaced by fresh stuff afterwards.