we have been having some "proper" winter weather around here these last few days. The snow fell softly on Sunday and due to the cold temperatures it has stayed around. Tuesday morning was particularly chilly and my garden temperature gauge told me it was minus 5.5 degrees Celsius at 9.23am. Brrrr.
Still, the sun was shining and I need to get out walking as often as I can. I have to walk over 60 miles before the end of the month if I want to complete my challenge to walk 1000 outdoor "boots on" miles this year.
I wrapped up and carefully picked my way along the icy pavement and stopped when this pretty Holly caught my eye.
Today so many simple scenes were looking stunning
Snow transforms the everyday into something quiet special doesn't it.
I headed for the footpath at the top of the road.
And gazed at the white world stretched out before me.
Plenty of other folks were making the most of the beautiful morning, though most had four legged companions.
I was one of those walks where you just feel happy and blessed.
Onwards into the next field
where the snow glistened on the ploughed earth.
and the sunlight made the few remaining Oak leaves glow.
The light was beautiful.
and the shadows were so long.
I thought maybe there would be no snow left in the woodland, but it still looked lovely.
The snow lay thickly on branches and twigs.
and everywhere looked magical. I don't think my photos do it justice. We don't get than much snow around here so I was particularly happy to see this spectacle before it melted away.
There were lovely scenes everywhere.
Back home I made sure to put some extra food out for my feathered friends.
Before I headed indoors to warm up.
I hope you enjoyed coming on this walk lovelies. I'm happy I was able to capture a little of it's special-ness. Once again I felt blessed.