This will be my last post this side of the Christmas Holidays. So, before I go any further, my Best Wishes to all of you reading this post whatever your persuasion or Faith. And that comes with hope that the New Year will bring us Peace and Renewal.
As I write, it is a dry crisp day with an overnight frost. A brief lull between waves of Atlantic Depressions that are sweeping across the country every other day – with more scheduled – bringing rain, high winds and misery for thousands with floods, downed power lines and disruptions to travel. The odd wintry snow flurry is promised in the days ahead but nothing truly seasonal.
But something wintry for you today by way of a couple of images taken in early January 2010 just on the edge of our village. The first one was converted to B&W because that seemed to suit the very wintry feel of this stand of Poplars with snow plastered onto the trunks.
The second shot taken within a couple of minutes in the same wooded area had a more delicate feel to it – an aged head of an Umbellifer – perhaps Cow Parsley, although rather bigger than usual, to which snow had clung. In this case the colour added a little extra.
Don’t forget to click on either image to see a higher quality enlargement
Enjoy the Holiday period – see you all in the New Year with something New to tell you all about. It’s going to be called ‘iSighting’. That’s the only clue this side of 1 Jan!