Edinburgh dreamin’

As Summer saunters towards Autumn, so also my season in glorious Edinburgh ambles towards its close (for now) – and I can’t get enough photos of what has become a treasured little home – though I have many hundreds! Apologies for having been off the radar a bit recently – especially to my wonderful friends in the US. I never mean to ‘disappear’ – it just happens that way some months. Too busy living and thinking about writing to write about living and thinking! Thankfully, I know that L & M understand that.

Oh but Edinburgh has been wonderful, and I don’t quite know how I’m going to process leaving this lovely little apartment beneath Arthur’s Seat for the last time. But something about the very movement, history, vision and vivacity of Scotland’s gorgeous capital city has reminded me that the world is full of things to be marvelled at, and wonderful people yet to be met. So, all being well, the Autumn months will become another season of preparation for further explorations towards the close of the year, and onwards into the early months of next. So there’ll doubtless be more images and reflections to come – and innumerable reasons for gratitude …

5 July Evening ii

Some call me ‘photo-mad,’ others just ‘mad.’ 😉 Tonight, after yesterday’s hugely dramatic thunderstorm – and consequent flooding – I’ve been calling myself ‘glad’ as I tramped around this most photogenic of cities.

After a little interlude here on windinmywheels I’ve come home this evening with a crop of photos too huge to share here – but in two posts, part i and part ii, here are some snapshots of a lovely Edinburgh evening in July …

5 July Evening i

Some call me ‘photo-mad,’ others just ‘mad.’ 😉 Tonight, after yesterday’s hugely dramatic thunderstorm – and consequent flooding – I’ve been calling myself ‘glad’ as I tramped around this most photogenic of cities.

After a little interlude here on windinmywheels I’ve come home this evening with a crop of photos too huge to share here – but in two posts, part i and part ii, here are some snapshots of a lovely Edinburgh evening in July …

Now I understand

Thirty years ago this Englishman had a conversation with a couple who had just bought a flat near Holyrood Park. They spoke with huge enthusiasm about Scotland, and especially the ‘Edinburgh quality of life.’ They told me ‘you can easily walk pretty much everywhere.’ You’ll have had similar conversations, and you’ll know that some of them stay with you for years and years. So it was with me. I wondered and wondered some more about Edinburgh’s ‘quality of life.’ Now I understand. And every day – quite often in the same place, over and over again, I’m wowed, inspired, and thankful 😃☀️