I haven’t been showing up much lately on social media or on the blog in these first weeks of 2018 (why? Well, I’ve found that the less online time the less stress I have, so I’m just embracing the offline. Or real life, some might say).
But — very quickly — I wanted to share with you some snaps from this week’s snowy Scotland.
These past few days, my location has changed — I’ve been on a training course in Edinburgh’s city centre. Which — when it snowed heavily overnight on Tuesday — meant that I abandoned the slow, rush-hour bus in favour of a slippy stroll into town with my camera for company.
Edinburgh is (arguably) one of the prettiest sprawls in Scotland, with its attractive contradictions of medieval castle, Georgian townhouses, volcanic crags and pruned parks.
Yet in my two years living in Edinburgh, I’d never once experienced the city in winter wonderland mode. Sure, I’d seen a dusting of snow atop Arthur’s Seat; the glittering of frost on the grass; and the stereotypical east coast haar but I had never encountered thick, blizzard, blanket-like snow.
We watched the rain of sturdy flakes fall on the road as midnight approached and — when we woke on Wednesday — it was still there.
So, en route to my course, I stopped at shutter-points along Princes Street: the east entrance to the Gardens where the lawns in front of the Scott Monument where all white; across to Lloyds Bank where the trio of Scottish and British flags stood straight; the middle entrance to the gardens where the Castle appeared fully on the horizon and finally — by St Cuthberts Kirk — a streetlamp-lined lane through capped gravestones.
I know we shouldn’t say the C word in January, but it truly was like something from a Christmas card! Weather gods, pretty please, send some more our way?
8 responses to “A postcard from… snowy Edinburgh”
Gorgeous photos, I’ve always wanted to visit Edinburgh. It’s so beautiful in the snow! Definitely Christmas card material, yeah.
Have a nice weekend!
Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog
Thank you so much Joanne! I wish it had snowed at Christmas (ah well, there’s always this year eh…!) Hope you have a lovely weekend yourself and look forward to reading your next post x
It is so Gorgeous! When I was there in december it only snowed a little, but THIS is beautiful
Oooh you were so lucky to get the snow in December! I missed it haha. It’s just lovely in the snow, isn’t it? Hope you get back again soon, and have a nice weekend!
I do love the look of the snow! It makes me feel a bit more like home! I want more 😀
Haha our Scottish winters are pretty measly in comparison eh?! How’s things with you Camila? Hope all is good and that 2018 is treating you well so far! x
Edinburgh is such a beautiful city. Maybe even more so covered in snow.
You’re very right 🙂 I can’t decide which season I prefer it in to be honest, they are all beautiful! Happy weekend x