Winter isn’t coming … yet

fire and ice fire and ice combineas glistening frozen leavesreflect the sunset coloursshivering in the golden glowas winter’s grip takes hold written by me, December 2012 twinkle even in the deepest days of winterwhen darkness falls earlyand nights are so longthere remains a glimmerthe merest twinkle of warmer timesglistening in the hidden spaces written by me, DecemberContinue reading “Winter isn’t coming … yet”

Snow Drifts

The last few blog posts were scheduled last weekend, and they show a sunny, early spring kind of feel. However what has actually happened since I took those photos is the weather taking a more wintry turn. We have had snow and strong winds which have transformed my village with deep snow drifts. It’s reallyContinue reading “Snow Drifts”

Merry Christmas

It has been a difficult month with some trials and tribulations coming our way. Hopefully we are moving forward to more positive times as 2018 approaches. I hope that the new year brings good things for all my readers, and I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable time with the festivities that come before.Continue reading “Merry Christmas”

Anticipation

I spend a lot of time anticipating what’s coming next. I do of course enjoy what’s around me right now, but often when walking round the garden or in the countryside I’m looking for signs of what’s coming next. Waiting for buds to bloom or leaves to change. In the winter I’m waiting for signsContinue reading “Anticipation”

Soothing Light

I was looking for photos on the Weekly Photo Challenge theme of ‘relax’. Initially I tried to capture my cat relaxing with my daughter, but being a black cat, he’s not terribly photogenic I find, and this was the best I could do: So I started thinking about a different approach. Rather than something orContinue reading “Soothing Light”

Frosty Leaves

Yesterday morning, there was a frost and all the fallen leaves were looking pretty with a frosty coating. Sums up this time of year of autumn moving into winter, with the autumn leaves and the cold frost. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

Beech Transformation

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Transmogrify’. What a word! This is what it means: transmogrify /tranzˈmɒɡrɪfʌɪ,trɑːnz-,-ns-/ verb humorous transform in a surprising or magical manner. “his home was transmogrified into a hippy crash pad” Well, in nature things shouldn’t be that surprising as they happen on a regular basis, but it still thrillsContinue reading “Beech Transformation”