Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tree

Ok-this is a cheat-I haven't been out and about
with my camera, due to toothache and migraine,
but although this was taken the other week,
it still looks pretty much the same today!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

neighbourhood

Another house in my neighbourhood
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

letterbox

I love the letter boxes here in Scotland.
I love these old boxes that have been built into walls
and fences, as well as the free standing pillar boxes.
They are so full of character!

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Sky

Finally, a dramatic sky!
Lately I have been feeling quite depressed by the Edinburgh sky!
That might seem strange, but in the winter we have these nothing skies-
great big flat expanses of sky devoid of colour or texture or movement, and
I really do find it affects how I feel.
But today, we had the very strnge spell of weather. It was windy, and in the space of 10 minutes it went from blue skies and bright sunshine, to thunder, lightening, black clouds, rain, hail and back to sunshine!
this photo was taken from my back step just as the hail stopped.
How much better I feel for seeing the sky in action!

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wherefore art thou, Romeo..

Another house in my neighbourhood-isn't that little balcony cool?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Same house

different angle. The house posted yesterday, just to show it's size:

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Monday, March 23, 2009

House

There are some lovely houses in my neighbourhood,
and this is one of them. It is a lovely Edwardian house,
and I adore the box bay window. This house sits in a double plot,
and if I had the money I would buy this house-not that it's for sale!

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mother's day

It was mother's day here in Britain today.
I'm not big on presents as a rule. if I want something I'll buy it,
and if I don't buy it I certainly don't want others to buy it for me!
I know I'm getting to be a grumpy old woman,
but if I never got another present in my life, that's ok with me.
Having said all that I do enjoy a simple gesture of appreciation,
like these cookies and truffles Emily bought from her and Jack,
and the daffodils Emily picked from the garden.
And look at that card-she knows me well I think!

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Garden

It was a lovely day today, so I mangaged to get out into the garden,
and did lots of weeding and tidying up of deadwood, and cutting back shrubs.
I spotted this little bug sitting on the lid of the compost bin:



And the blossom is starting too:
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring no more..

After three days of glorious sunshine, this is what we woke up to today:



We should be able to see Edinburgh Castle from this viewpoint,
but as you can see the mist obscured the view this morning!
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Details

On my walk today I was taken by these cat statues on the lintel
above the door of this house.
There is another house in Colinton with a cat like these on its chimney.
I wonder what the story behind them is? Maybe some superstition?

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring...

Another glorious day today.
I went for a walk around the neighbourhood after work
and this front garden caught my eye.
All the heathers are out, so this was a carpet of colour.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Swans

What a beautiful day it was here today-
It felt warm, although it only reached a maximum of 13 degrees,
but there was no wind and the sun was shining.
On my way home from work I stopped at the Loch in Holyrood Park
and took these pictures of the swans:


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Monday, March 16, 2009

Roofline

We went to the dentist today and I took a quick snap of this building
on the way. It is on the corner of Ardmillan Terrace and Slateford Road.
I love all the turrets and gables.



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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring

Spring has arrived!
Today I was able to do some gardening for the first time this year.
Things are starting to grow, green shoots and buds appearing everywhere...
and so are the weeds!
So I chose this as my photo of the day,
because nothing says Spring like daffodils-
and you can see the weeds too!



I found these delicate flowers hiding in the undergrowth.
I don't know what they are, but they sure are pretty!


Some more things starting to grow-
I think the big buds belong to a peony of some kind
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Deco page

Today was a horrible windt yucky day, so I stayed in and made this:

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Kitchen

Nothing exciting today, just my kitchen, tidied by Emily!!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gable

I was in Leith today.
This is the gable end of the old Dr Bell's hospital
on Great Junction Street.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Street Scene

Another shot from my car. This is Leith Walk, at the east end of Princes St,
in the city centre.
I like this old barber shop,
with the red and white striped barber's pole. and underneath,
in the basement, is a secondhand book shop that my husband frequents!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tower block

Edinburgh is not all Medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings.
We also have 1960s tower blocks.
These are council housing, in the poorer parts of Edinburgh.

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