Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Winter Woods and Mermaid Lights










These photos were taken on our New Year's day walk in the East Lothian countryside.
It was a beautiful day with blue skies,a light wind and temperature of 13C degrees
........... not unusual for this time of year.




Despite the fact that it's less than two weeks since the Winter Solstice,there's
a distinct whiff of Spring in the air.













From this windy hilltop we have a clear view over farmland to the Firth of Forth and Fife hills.




The mounds on the horizon (left) conceal the remains of a Roman encampment,dating from the time
of the Roman occupation of Britain.




Maddy  -  merging with the wind!





Crocuses in the Botanic Gardens,Edinburgh -  late February.

Spring is hopefully only a short time away!



On the way home I collected some shells,with the intention of making an artwork.








The artwork "Mermaid Lights" is now completed and I've shown it ,along with the construction

process on my other blog  Starry Universe ......HERE.





Thankyou for visiting.







11 comments:

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Ruby - these are all breathtaking pics. You live in a lovely countryside where everything is spectacular. Loved the colorful crocuses. Warm Regards Ram

Boris said...

Beautiful pictures. I wanted to spring immediately. Maddy as a spring breeze.

Lynn said...

Such beautiful pictures, Ruby.
I love your mermaid lights. Makes me wish I lived near the sea.

stardust said...

Hi, Ruby. Mermaid light is fantastic! Looks like your place is warmer than I have thought. Temperature hasn’t become over 10 degrees this week in my part of the world. The bare trees are so beautiful reaching out to the blue sky. We can see more clearly and farther in winter. How lovely Maddy, becoming one with light and wind!

Yoko

biebkriebels said...

Such nice photos of your walk Ruby. My best wishes for you too. Like your candles.

dritanje said...

Your photos always give such panoramic views! It is unusually warm for January isn't it? Such luck we have - though I believe it's supposed to get colder soon.
M xx

Victoria said...

Awe-inspiring beauty..such a magical adventure you have taken me on! Love your doggie whirring and blurring into nature..and the magnificent trees have stolen my soul! Thankyou for this most beautiful spellbinding gem!
hugs
Victoria

louciao said...

OMGosh! I can almost feel the spring in the air from here! We'll have another 3 full months before even having a hint of that. Gorgeous shots. And the Firth of Forth has always been one of my favourite place names.

Ruthie Redden said...

I do love beautiful clear blue, cold & crisp days like the one on your walk. It feels like I have been for a walk after looking at these and feel all refreshed!

Tammie Lee said...

magic light
and blue skies
show off the beauty of your land perfectly

lovely winter to you~

Palomasea said...

How absolutely beautiful, dear Ruby...
oh, those crocuses!
Living where you do is food for the soul indeed...spectacular.
I thank you so very much for your visit! I am still trying to shake the remnants of this cold...slowly but surely...seeing your message certainly lifted my spirits!
Hopping over to see your new work now...
Blessings,
- Irina

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