The Polish Bear and I went on a lot of adventures together while living in Edinburgh. One of our favourite walking trails was the devastatingly beautiful Water of Leith.
This natural body of water crosses over the Forth and Clyde Canal, which I’ve written about extensively before. The Water of Leith snakes its way through picturesque outer suburbs of Edinburgh such as Balerno, Juniper Green and Colinton Village and past beautiful meadows, gardens, lush forests and old stone cottages. I have a dearly held wish to own one of these sandstone beauties that back onto the Water of Leith and to take some tea on a deck with the babbling river and rustling trees as a soundtrack to my morning.
I took a photo of what might just be the most perfectly cosy abode in all of Edinburgh, between Juniper Green and Balerno. Could this place be any cuter?
The sunshine on this day in April 2013 was beautiful, and all the more precious because it’s rarer than hen’s teeth in this part of the world. It’s days like this that make Edinburgh shine like a rare jewel and that convince you that it’s a beautiful city that’s unlike any other. This was a romantic and special day for us oweing in a big part to these bucolic surroundings and the soft, spring sunshine.
I’ve honestly never seen such a showy and outrageous array of green hues as I did on this day! It was magical.