Winter Wonderland


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It started snowing tonight – and I mean really snowing.  We got somewhere around two inches in less than two hours and it was amazing.  It really never snowed in Edinburgh last year but this year we’ve had a couple of storms since we’ve been back and last night’s topped them all.  Once we realized that this was for-real, we bundled up and took to the streets!  Out on Belford Rd, we met an Australian who was building his very first snowman!  There is something about a snowstorm that brings out the best in people, isn’t there?  Especially in the early hours when everything is peaceful and the snow has quieted everything down.  The people on the streets are so friendly.  It’s a phenomenon I also noticed in St. Louis while we were visiting.  The city was buried under snow and suddenly neighbors are chatty and people start talking to strangers in the stores.  Of course, all of this spontaneous cordiality ends the moment you start driving and are stuck behind that person  creeping along at a snail’s pace. But it is fun to see the friendliness while it lasts.

Here’s the pictures from our evening walk:

 

View from our living room window

View from our living room window

 

View looking down our street.  The sodium street lights reflecting on the snow made everything look sepia.

View looking down our street. The sodium street lights reflecting on the snow made everything look sepia.

View from the beginning of our street

View from the beginning of our street

Our street...

Our street...

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I love these lamps and how they lit up the snowflakes.

 

The wrought iron fences are everywhere and looked so beautiful in the snow.

The wrought iron fences are everywhere and looked so beautiful in the snow.

Looking back toward Belford Road from Dean Bridge

Looking back toward Belford Road from Dean Bridge

Our neighborhood

Our neighborhood

It was a beautiful walk and I must say that snow in a medieval city is quite enchanting.  There’s something about stone buildings, bridges, wrought iron, cobblestones, and manicured boxwoods coupled with the fluffy white stuff.  It made me feel very cozy, knowing that when I went to sleep everything around me was also tucked in under a blanket of snow.

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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2 Responses to Winter Wonderland

  1. Bethy J says:

    Lovely Becca – I was hoping you would post again soon! Snowy Edinburgh is indeed rather romantic and enchanting…so glad you shared it with us all. Stay warm!

  2. Hilary says:

    I like this format! From my experience blogspot really limits the size of the pictures you can post, which might be frustrating for you since you post a lot of pictures. By the way, these ones are beautiful!! Crazy how snow makes everything look so different. Love you both!

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