Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Frosty swirl

Frosty swirl

Frosty winter afternoon. Dalkeith Country Park

Frosty winter afternoon. Dalkeith Country Park

frosted ivy

frosted ivy

Here in Scotland, the season is turning and Winter is unrolling her cloak across the land. The trees are bare now, stripped of their summer clothes, and the only green is from the evergreens which will endure all winter. There’s no snow yet but frost hangs in the air spraying everything, untouched by the watery sun, with a crisp white coat.

These photos were taken on a dog walk in Dalkeith Country Park. The ground was gripped firm by ice, and the leaves crackled with frost beneath our footsteps. The sun barely seemed to lift her head above the horizon, and our breath curled like dragon smoke in the air above us. The promise of snow hung heavy in the sky all day, and the puddles remained glazed hard despite the suns best efforts.

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Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I live by the banks of the River Esk near Edinburgh, Scotland. I currently share my home with my husband, my son, my nephew and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! I guess I'm a mixed up kind of girl. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 10 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and I'm employed 3 days a week as a Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Cancer Centre.
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25 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

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  3. Lovely! Scotland is one of my favorite places!

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  5. Northern Narratives says:

    I love the frosted ivy :)

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  7. Rob says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful country. My grandad was a chauffeur for the earl of dalkeith many years ago :)

    • Wow, what a small world! That’s amazing. He would have known exactly where these photos were taken….the second one is from the bridge over the Esk which sweeps into the estate through the Kings Gate….built for when King Charles visited back in the day :-) I’m sure your Grandfather will have walked the same paths we do now with the dogs….and Im sure he had some great stories to tell about the Earl!

      • Rob says:

        Unfortunately I didn’t get to know him all that well, but I do remember being very young and walking what could well have been those paths with his immense german shapard called “Storm over Dun Monaidh” or just Storm to us

      • That’s such a great name for a dog. Loving it :-) and I love the idea that our feet have touched the same piece of earth, separated by years of time :-)

  8. The cold atmosphere certainly shows through on these photos. I wonder how cold the temperature was?

  9. Great contrast, great photos!!

  10. Very nice photos. Good work.

  11. 76sanfermo says:

    My opinion is that your photos are great! Landscapes are there to be seen….and you knew how to transmit to us what we wouldn’t have seen at all!
    Thank you

    • Wow, thank you so much for the encouragement. It’s my pleasure to share, and I just can’t resist taking pictures when we are out walking. It drives my poor husband nuts at times…..but it’s worth it :-)

  12. ledrakenoir says:

    Very well captured… :-)

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