No. 38

Leith Links

The mornings in the neighborhood are quiet — not that different from the afternoons or evenings. There is the sound of clothing and sheets moving in the breeze. Somewhere, a car engine roars to life. A door opens and closes. There are footsteps on the sidewalk. A neighbor calls a greeting to another.

The homes are close together, but nothing feels cramped — it feels like having family around you. People share with each other. Everyone has a garden they tend.

You drink excessive amounts of tea with each other. You drink more tea alone. You linger over breakfast. You watch the sunrise.

And here, even though it is a city, there is no rush to be anywhere. You are where you need to be and you’ll get wherever you’re going.

{photographs by me of Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland}

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

8 thoughts on “Leith Links

  1. I’m kind of obsessed with that last photograph – the juxtaposition of laundry as a backdrop to beautiful florals is beyond! It’s such a great scene of the ordinary, everyday against objects of pure natural beauty :)

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Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.