Sunday, 18 July 2010

Water of Leith

I grew up on the coast and I always feel drawn to water, whether it is a river or even better a lake or the OCEAN!
I really miss it now that I live inland with only a small river to satisfy my need for water.
I think I see the water/lake/ocean as a way out - an escape route and feel calmer when I "know it is there"...

I was therefore delighted when I disovered this little pathway along  Water of Leith which is just a few minutes from the flat in Edinburgh.
The weather was not very inviting, but it didn't matter. So many plants were growing without any care and attention. And the bumble bee (can you see him?) was very busy!

This part of the river is not deep, but it still had a lot of force.
The "innocent" looking pigeon made me jump as I didn't see him until I was right next to him because I was too busy looking through the camera. He was quite tame and there were several of them sitting and looking at the river.
To be honest, I don't like pigeons too much, but up close he had really beautiful colors.


  1. I am glad that you have found your water, I know how you feel. I feel the same about mountains,because where I grew up, I could see them from any window. Sadly, not a decent mountain in sight around where I live now.

  2. Looks really lovely, Mette! What a pretty part of the world ...

  3. Så vakkert da. ja ikke noe er som vann. Enten det er sjø eller ferskvann. Ønsker deg en fortsatt fin sommer.

  4. Vakkert!
    Og du har gitt meg lyst
    til å reise til Edinburgh! :)