Winter Wanders

It has been a while since I posted. I confess that winter doesn’t really inspire me overly….well normally that is. When I came to update I realised that perhaps I have taken more photos than usual for winter time. This year, we have had almost every kind of weather possible. In December we experienced some very frosty cold mornings. This one was taken along the Mercian Way in the Severn Valley.

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Shortly afterwards we experienced some very foggy, mysterious days.

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With dew and frosty cobwebs shining in the corners.

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January brought the snow!

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Followed by an increase of birds into the garden.

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Together with some beautiful sunrises as it began to disappear.

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Then, never far away from us in the UK this year, the inevitable floods…..and on a sunny day, even they can look beautiful!

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However, looking around in the garden and I can see the first new signs of renewal….but, all of that will be for another post!

Magical Frost

The frost in shropshire has been unlike anything I have previously experienced. Because of the damp air and the fog, the ice seem to be growing …and growing.
Up on the Hermitage at Bridgnorth, there is almost a magical quality and the remaining mist almost makes the trees look fluffy in the distance.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

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The mist can almost make it look as though a storm is coming in the background and also create the illusion of nothing in the background.

But, as the mist dimishes, the sky takes on the most amazing mediteranean blue colour…………

More Hoar frost images can be found on Andy’s blogpost Hoar Frost