For a few brief days this past week we had a taste of winter. A smear of overnight snow, frosts, and sunny days. Blink and you would almost have missed it. We’re now heading back into wet, mild, and windy weather as the huge storm that has brought blizzard conditions to the Eastern States of the USA races across the Atlantic to hit the UK – no chance of snow for us, just yet more rain.
On our walk up Leith Hill last Monday (click here to read the Post if you missed it), the mud was frozen solid and water lying in the ruts and footfalls was turned to ice.
I was reminded of two lines from the Christmas Carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’:
‘Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone’
The ice was tinted by mud, lined and fissured. It had a stone like quality visually. And it created intriguing abstracts as the image above, I think, shows.