Yesterday, I drove home along the back lane. The main road through the village was busy with traffic. This was a more peaceful way. I could stop along the roadside to take in the soft pastel skies of a reflected sunset. Silver birch and goat willow stood in quiet silhouette against the sky.
Ponds had stayed half-frozen all day and were freezing again as light levels and the temperature fell.
Mature, round holly bushes grow between the birch-bordered grassland and the edge of a Forest inclosure where fir trees are a constant deep green.
A family of rather thin New Forest ponies feed on gorse.
This small, round one is not a New Forest pony at all, but must belong to one of the local Commoners who has grazing rights .
Mother and daughter. Thin after a hard winter, but it was good to see that their owners had put reflective tail bands on. This lane is notorious for pony traffic accidents at night.
Great views from Arthurs Seat - Arthur's Seat is one of Edinburgh's many lovely places for a walk. We were there again today. The hill gives lovely views across Duddingston Loch and also...
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