Friday, 31 December 2010

The Forth at Crammond

An end of the day walk along the shore of the Forth to Crammond.  Fading light for the fading year.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Bonnington Road

The last of the light after another gloomy day.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sir Walter and the Ferris Wheel

A very dull day so I thought I would stick to the "Fair" for a shot.  The wheel is adjacent to the Scott Monument but it seems not to bother the author one bit.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Ferris Wheel, Princes Street Gardens

Another day of rain and only reduced piles of snow remain, positively balmy at 3C.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Ice Break

Typical build up in the freezing conditions.  Soon to be a thing of the past.  Raining heavily now and things rapidly melting.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Friday, 24 December 2010

Car Park

A lot of car parks look like this at present.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

St Cuthbert's

The West End, Princes St.  looking over the graveyard of  St John's to St Cuthbert's and the castle.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Curved windows in what used to be the old Philatelic Bureau in Brandon Terrace. Minus 10 and falling.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The harbour is freezing over and not many takers for the al fresco dining. Temperature this morning minus 10.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Here We Go Again

Snowed overnight.  Grey and snowing most of the morning. The Castle, Mound and National Gallery.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010


Down at Ocean teminal collecting Christmas Tree, these the electric stylised versions.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Temperatures a bit above freezing, snow has melted so you go to the park and sunbathe.  Well someone did.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Minor Thaw

Temperatures above freezing today but already the weather warnings are out starting from tomorrow night.

Monday, 13 December 2010


Looking over Stockbridge to St Mary's.  It has turned cold again and there are still piles of snow.  More forecast with high winds by Wed/ Thurs. Great.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Inverleith Pond

Back to minus temperatures again.  Still a lot of ice around on pavements and here on the pond. One small corner cleared for the birds but thin pickings.  Depending on handouts this orderly queue approaches their benefactor. 

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Red Sky in the Morning......Tony Update

A colourful sky this morning as I arrived at work. Unfortunately there isn't much in this area to put in the foreground and I can't get a higher viewpoint.  Yesterday I glanced towards Tony who had set up a wave around his shoulders as the swollen stream rushed past.  Thought this would be good to illustrate the current thaw but.......
he has disappeared again.  The water isn't any deeper but there must have been sufficient pressure on his new bolts and he has dived in. You can see the difference if you compare this with the Dec1st entry.

Friday, 10 December 2010


A dull day but positively balmy at 6 degrees C.  Roads are clearing and tomorrow should also be warm so hopefully the pavements might clear before the cold returns.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Princes Street

The junction of Princes Street and the Mound.  One of the few areas where the pavements have been cleared.  We now have a thaw and the iced pavements are doubly lethal with a thin film of water.  Next week another freeze.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Snatched while out delivering.  Clockwise from top left.  The Castle looking down Heriot Place. Ice mining in Bruntsfield.  Glengyle Terrace and Bruntsfield Links looking to Arthur's Seat. Bruntsfield Place . The wee chap in the middle just needs a bigger seat.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


This little moonscape is the pavement outside Boots Pharmacy on Ferry Road. It does lack a bit of scale but the passers by were reluctant to enter and have their feet photographed.  Some of this lumpy solid mess is about 4 inches thick. At minus 12 you would probably need a pneumatic drill to have much of an impact on it.

Monday, 6 December 2010

More Snow

I just opened the door and snapped this.  This has kept up most of the day and there was no way I was going to struggle to a more picturesque spot.  Chaos everywhere.  Best stay put.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Cool Couple, Inverleith House

In the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith House is a venue for art exhibitions.  No attribution for this temporary work.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Tail of the Bank

Over in the west, the Clyde estuary with the entrance to Loch Long on the upper left and Kilcreggan on the opposite shore.  A submarine returns to the base at Faslane. A lot less snow on this side of the country.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Morning in Newhaven Road looking towards Arthur's Seat.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow Fair, Snow It's No

West Bowling Green Street and snow forth. The scene outside work. It just won't go away.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tony and Snow

If you are made of cast iron you don't really mind the cold.  The rest of the citizenry of Edinburgh are not quite so hardy. The snow and the cold goes on and the chaos gets worse. As Tony is close at hand, he makes the blog.  I would like to venture further but common sense says it is not a great idea at the moment. Maybe tomorrow.