January has brought with it the first really cold, frosty days of the winter. Sometimes this has meant sunshine, but we’ve also had grey leaden skies. There has been a lot of luminous afternoon light, and a couple of stunning sunrises. It is definitely staying lighter for longer in the evenings now, and despite the … Continue reading January Landscape: Frost
This old drinking trough looks like it has been here for some time, although I suspect that the bath and brick extension may be a more recent addition. Both parts are certainly weathered, which is handy, as that’s the prompt for this week’s photo challenge. Find more weathering over on the Daily Post blog.
We're due to move in just over a fortnight, and I'm trying to take a break from the packing to get around some of my favourite walks for one last time. Partly to say goodbye to the landscapes, partly because I'm thinking of joining a walking group in Northumberland, and I don't want to be left … Continue reading A Winter Walk
Did you know that the silver birch tree is associated with the star sign capricorn? Apparently, according to Celtic tree astrology, this is indeed the case. I'm not sure how historically accurate this is (not entirely, I suspect), but its a beguiling idea. The birch, known as the goddess tree or lady of the woods, … Continue reading gift ideas for january birthdays