yesterday morning I was woken by hubby and informed that we had neglected to put the wheely bin out for collection ( The Christmas holidays had changed our regular collection day).
At first I was a bit miffed to be woken, but then I remembered I had been asleep since 9.30pm the previous evening ( it seems a full day at work completely tires me out these days)
I was much happier about being awake when I realised it was clear and frosty out.
After a quick and warming porridge breakfast I wrapped up and headed out for a walk.
I loved the pink tinged sky.
and the sugar coated world.
Hello Mr Blackbird.
The wintry foliage always look pretty when it's frosty.
A little further along the sun was getting higher.
This small seasonal pond was frozen.
So I broke the ice for the birds... and because it's fun:0)
It was beautifully still, such a joy after the windy days we have just endured. A day to potter around enjoying the wintry beauty.
And a few brave flowers were blooming on the graves.
As usual I was trying to take photos of birds, without a great deal of success.
This is Blue tit's underside.
And I presume this hole was made by a woodpecker, though I have never seen it.
Just as I neared home I heard the brave Robin that lives at the top of the road singing sweetly. Awww. Thank you so much for posing for me once again you lovely chap.
I do worry about the decline in our wild birds and always put suitable food out for them. There's a helpful list of suggestions for things you may otherwise waste HERE.
This year I have also decided to join our local Wildlife trust. The membership pack was waiting for me when I got home.