views from a hill…

Its bloomin’ freezing around these parts, but it make s for pretty sunsets…

Edinburgh sky on fire from the foot of the Crags

forth road and rail bridges silhouetted by the setting sun, seen from up on the Crags…

the view from Blackford hill (click on all the images for better views)

Blooming Gorse (or is it broom? i mix them up…) with Arthur’s seat and the Crags, currently turning bright yellow with the flowering plant. The flowers incidentally smell a little of coconut and i have found recipes  to make wine and beer from them amongst other things.


3 responses to “views from a hill…

  1. gorse, aka whin. broom is a bit different looking and not spiky.

    • funnily enough i was reading up about the differences and found one that said gorse was like a man (spiky less flowering, and broom was like a woman, more pliable…etc…YUK!!! felt slightly sick just reading it!!!) incidentally i take back saying i could never smell the coconut gorse is supposed to smell of cos arthurs seat right now smells very coconutty indeed…

  2. sounds like the kind of thing robert hughes would say, were he talking about botany!

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