Sunset, Platt Hill – Watercolour
The view from my garden on a cold, wintry evening
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.
Pentland Hills under Snow – Watercolour
Much of the west of Scotland was hit by heavy blizzards last Friday and many communities are still without power and are cut off. It was much quieter here in the east of the country although the Pentland Hills, to the south of Edinburgh, had a fair amount of snow. This week has been marked by a bitterly cold easterly wind which belies the fact that it is now officially springtime.
Snowy Roadside – Watercolour
Just an old piece of fence and some shrubs at the side of the road. Spotted during a walk in yesterday’s snow. The hills beyond were fading in and out of vision as the snow fell.
Edinburgh from a wintry Tormain Woods – Watercolour
Loads more snow today with heavier amounts forecast later in the week. We want oor spring!!!!