Glorious. Absolutely amazing.

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. 

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The winter light here is so clean and bright. Coupled with the mist rising from the melting frost, it has this soft, hazy quality.

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Frost on the playground beneath the castle.

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Again, the light. Isn't it amazing???

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I love this photo.

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Further in to Prince's Street Gardens the sun hadn't yet begun melting the cold away. It was dark, quiet, very wintery.

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Tiny frost crystals on a bench. So thick it almost looks like snow.

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Frosted benches in Prince's Street Gardens.

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Had to capture these gorgeous leaves while they're still around. After this frost they won't be around much longer.

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The frost had already melted on this beautiful plant but it was still lightly misted with tiny water droplets.

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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.

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Approaching Ramsey Lane

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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.

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Cannot get enough of these sorts of pictures.

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A different angle on the castle.

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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55 Responses to Glorious. Absolutely amazing.

  1. shutterboo says:

    I love the row of benches.

  2. Pretty Project says:

    Those are freakin’ amazing! 🙂

  3. Lovely shots of Edinburgh, especially the frosty benches in Princes Street Gardens

  4. Barb says:

    Wonderfully calming photos. Nature is the best place to escape to – helps forget about the worries of the world…

  5. ica townes says:

    what beauty you have to share!

  6. vita31 says:

    wish that i could ,,,hmmm thanks for sharing those pictures..

  7. Deli Lanoux says:

    I stepped into the photos with ease and breathed the air so crisp, so unlike here.

    Your photos have a serene quality about them. So stunning, so enchanting.


  8. These photos are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them.

  9. Frank says:

    Thanks. Such a sense of quiet peace these photos leave!

  10. trinaramirez says:

    makes my toes feel frosty just by looking at those pic.

  11. Sol says:

    Those are great pictures Becca and how exciting that you were a featured blog!!! Great exposure!

  12. katie says:

    Makes me jealous. Such beautiful scenery. Love the sun shining right through the tree.

  13. Quite lovely. Reminds me a bit of a New England autumn. Gorgeous pics.

  14. A says:

    jameel i.e. beautiful

  15. Lightpond Blogger says:

    Lovely lovely lovely. Thank you for these photos.

    If there’s one thing we definitely lack here in Los Angeles, it is seasons.

  16. socialbling says:

    You captured fall so well, thanks for sharing.

  17. Crystyan says:

    Í´d like to travel to Scotland and to do a trip for those lands !

  18. Lokesh says:

    Wow.. Good Shots..
    I am interested in Photography..
    I recently got a digital camera.. Sony W220..

    Will try to take good shots..

  19. Rea Berg says:

    Congratulations Becca–the photos are so lovely capturing the stillness of an early frosty morning–takes one right into the scene immediately. Makes me miss the changing seasons. Love you, Mom

  20. Jessica says:

    Beautiful shots! Love the one with the frost-tipped-ish leaves!

  21. Nicole says:

    your shots are crisp and clear. Very beautiful.

  22. Steven Harris says:

    Beautiful. Shots of the highlands on TV last night, now your pics – I really must visit Scotland.

  23. You live in a breathtakingly beautiful world, one which I intend on visiting shortly. Thanks for the lovely photos and inspiration!


  24. Nikki Hahn says:

    I’m modeling the background of my book to Scotland. I am always fascinated by Scotland. Beautiful photos!

  25. Bill Johnson says:

    you have captured the essence of nature’s seaason. Your photo’s are excellent. You captured the beauty of the world you live in.

  26. katelynjane says:

    Love (!) these photos!! I really wish that Canada had castles like these. I love the shot of the frost on the grass with leaves. Beautiful!

  27. CHIA YH says:

    Beautiful scenery. Very blessed with nature, you are!

  28. Barbara Bonardi says:

    Excellent compositions.

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  30. cevraini says:

    Excellent photos! Dream of going there someday! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Carla says:

    Absolutely beautiful. What a beautiful world we live in!

  32. bibsuv says:

    These nature pictures are truly inspirational! I live in Texas where we rarely see nice trees,haha. We never see frost on those fall leaves. Great photographs!

    • Rebecca says:

      Thank you so much! I really enjoyed looking at your blog – so interesting and informative. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reading more of you blog. -Becca

  33. sravan953 says:

    The first few photos are especially soothing… makes me jealous of you! 😉

    Amazing weather there eh?

    • Rebecca says:

      Thank you! A real honor from someone like you – your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by – and I’ve added your blog to my reader because I know I’ll enjoy seeing your pictures.

  34. Bradley says:

    Wow. Would love to live there!

  35. Uncle Chris says:

    Great shots, Rebecca. You have a
    good eye. ?….where did all the
    people go? Uncle CB

  36. Bernard says:

    very nice. never been there. felt these put me there if only for a brief moment. bernard

  37. Really great photo’s. You did an awesome job of capturing the energy of the moment. It made me feel as though I’d stepped through my monitor…..sort of! 😉

  38. wow these are really nice pictures! gives me a breath of fresh air! especially love the close up bench with the crystals one!

  39. LauraS says:

    Thanks for this! I live in a built up area, South England, this is a great substitute for not having such beauty around us!

  40. Caron says:

    Very nice photos

  41. Great photos. Looks gorgeous indeed!

  42. these pictures makes me wish i live where you live… sigh, why don’t we have winter in my country T_T…

    great shots by the way,


  43. sittingpugs says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I especially like the frost on the bench.

  44. rasenix says:

    relaxing. hvala (thanx in Serbian)

  45. Justin says:

    Capturing images that can soothe someone’s heart seems to be your specialty, Rebecca. =)

    I love your pictures, keep posting! It’s amazing, how places can turn out to be so beautiful it you turn it a different angle. I found some of my best personal pictures shooting away from my friend’s dad’s hawker stall. =) In Malaysia.

    All in all, great post. =)

  46. Harry says:

    We’re just dead lucky, living in Scotland!

  47. rouenna says:

    The foliage is really beautiful. I wish we have a fall season, too ( I live in Southeast Asia so we only have rainy and summer seasons). I like it when leaves change color and you know what season it is. 🙂

  48. Sophia says:

    Great photos. After four years I still adore Edinburgh, especially when it is clear and cold. The Christmas market should be open soon and I expect you’ll get some great shots there.


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