This morning our computer problems took a turn for the better and thanks to very generous parental donations, we will be able to repair and replace our laptops soon! Whoopeee!
My walk up to school this morning was amazing. I woke up and had a feeling it was going to be pretty cold. Last night we had returned late from a fantastic dinner party (more on that later) and there was a definite bite in the air. It was truly cold. And then it dawned bright and sunny and in November this generally means cold…dense cold. I pulled out my long winter coat (for the 1st time this year!) and made my way up the Mound. It took me quite a bit longer than usual because the sun was shining its brilliant fragile winter light. And there was a heavy frost when coupled with the sunlight was dazzling.
The winter light here is so clean and bright. Coupled with the mist rising from the melting frost, it has this soft, hazy quality.
Frost on the playground beneath the castle.
Again, the light. Isn't it amazing???
I love this photo.
Further in to Prince's Street Gardens the sun hadn't yet begun melting the cold away. It was dark, quiet, very wintery.
Tiny frost crystals on a bench. So thick it almost looks like snow.
Frosted benches in Prince's Street Gardens.
Had to capture these gorgeous leaves while they're still around. After this frost they won't be around much longer.
The frost had already melted on this beautiful plant but it was still lightly misted with tiny water droplets.
I loved how the frost brought out the details of the leaves and each blade of grass. It is amazing to be able to see every individual blade of grass as opposed to the general impression of green-ness.
Approaching Ramsey Lane
Looking back toward the West End from high up in the Gardens. The sunlight was behind the castle so I was in the shade but looking west you could see it coming around the castle and illuminating the buildings.
Cannot get enough of these sorts of pictures.
A different angle on the castle.