I’ve had a couple of local outings this week, both on days with glorious weather, freezing temperatures, but bright sun. Beautiful frosty landscapes, big skies, wonderful colour.
So here are a few images, posted in an effort to embrace the seasons rather than complain about them, but I certainly think we don’t need any more rain for a while.
Frozen leaves on Clent Hills, Worcestershire.
The standing stones at the top of the hills.
And a view towards the Malvern Hills.
One of my favourite places, Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire. This is a view from the house front.
The house was all freshly dressed for Christmas. Not brilliant image here but the tree lights shining beyond the dark hall were charming. The fire extinguisher features more than I would like…
One of the many oak trees, glowing in the sun.
And a favourite tree that needs a bit of support.
There were two of these bowls in one of the windows, full of cyclamen; I really liked the rich colours with the blue and white ceramic. They reminded me of an old bowl I had put in the garden during my decluttering phase. So I got it back in, cleaned it, and made something similar after buying a few cheap and very lovely plants. Here it is below, and they can go into the garden too when they have finished flowering. I may keep the poor old bowl inside now though.