Thursday, 13 December 2012

Winter Wonderland

This week’s frosty days have been magical.
The fields and hedges have stayed white all day long.

The days silent and still.
Without a breath of wind.
My absolute favourite season of the year.

With its sparkling frosts.
Coating the ground with glitter.
(I wish the camera could capture the glitter)
And white breath on the air.
The whitest moon clear against the black velvet night …
(It looked so much bigger through the camera!)
studded with stars
(Venus to the left)
(The frost on the gate)

(with a birds foot prints)
That beautiful low soft light.
Bare trees black against a beautiful clear blue sky ..

… a sky that turns red as the sun rises, or sets.

The chance to cosy up in front of a roaring crackling fire.

To the glorious scent of spicy fragranced candles.
And twinkly lights.
Roasted chestnuts for hubby ...
... frothy hot chocolate for me.
That first perfect unblemished blanket of snow (when it eventually comes)
The crunching sound underfoot.
Stamping snow off your boots before coming indoors and …
… snuggling up in bed under layers of duvet and eiderdown (yes, I have both)
Thick socks and jumpers, hats and mittens.
This is what winter means for me.
Along with my wooded walks, of course.
I was so looking forward to welcoming the promised ‘Beast from the East’
From Syberia.
But it isn’t coming now ...
... shame.
I was looking forward to making snow angels.
And a snowman and a snow cat - with my neighbour.
We always make a snow cat.
With twiggy whiskers.
My friend in America already has snow.
Hello Karyn :)
We usually follow a couple of weeks later.
So maybe ….. here’s hoping.
I will be waiting.
But in the meantime, I am enjoying the frost.
Keep toasty.


  1. You have captured the last few days beautifully - wonderful pics. M x

  2. beautiful....these pictures are wonderful....especially love those frosty little birdy footprints and the roaring fire!keep warm x

  3. sigh...beautiful photos :) Frost is so pretty! We have no snow yet either (Ontario), but we always hope for something before Christmas. I saw that same sliver crescent moon earlier this week - so bright with the star in predawn morning. Wendy

  4. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking...I love the way the pictures and writing flow so well together. I could easily enjoy keeping warm by that fire!
    Wendy x

  5. Lovely ,lovely photo's, I do love this time of year but so look forward to the spring, & the first signs of life again. I wouldn't wan one without the other though....
    and the cosy fire, you just can't beat it :-) xx


  6. ooh! Is that one of your vintage white hankies that enfolds the photo of the boy?

    Its gorgeous...

    Need to see more.

  7. yes, a bare bear indeed- just like the one on your sidebar!
    Beautiful unfrosty morning here which is just great today as I need to ride that horse and chill mornings make him particularly frisky as the cold hits his tummy and the smell of hunting is in the air!

  8. Beautiful photos and I love the sound of a snow cat! x

  9. Hello sweetie! Your photos are gorgeous! I enjoyed them all so much! Such winter beauty! Thank you for your lovely visit! Merry Christmas! Hugs and love, Paula xo

  10. PS~ I hope you get snow and can make snow angels, snowmen and snow cats... so sweet! Do share when you make them! xoxo

  11. Wishing you a Happy Christmas !
    Gail x


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