Friday, 6 December 2019

Foggy and Frosty

Hello Lovelies,
We have had a cold snap around these parts over the last week or so. It's perfectly seasonal and a nice change from all the rain we endured before that.
One morning we woke to a really good frost. The sort that coats everything, not just the ground.
I had to get dressed and get out there with my camera as soon as possible.
The allotments were deserted....hardly surprising.


I think frost adds a magical touch to everything, don't you?

 
 Like the world had been dusted with icing sugar.


 My footsteps crunched as I walked along the roadside, through icy puddles and whitened grass.


Beautiful berries.






 and tantalisingly hidden views.

 
 Pheasants on a fence oblivious to my presence.


 The black ones are a favourite. They have green in their plumage too. So striking.


 More great ice formations



 And Ivy hearts :0)


  The world was so still and quiet with nobody else around.


 

 I recently had a lovely comment over on instagram. From a lady who said she had been inspired to go walking in cold weather thanks to my posts.

When you are indoors it's easy to think....brrrr....I don't fancy going out in THAT!
 But once you are wrapped up and immersed in THIS it's so special.
I'm a nit nesh  (midlands speak for not liking cold weather), but I wrap up warm and find if I do feel the cold at the start of a walk I soon warm up once I've been going for 10 minutes or so.


 The sheep have the right idea :0)


 The trees are mostly leafless now and their bare shapes are beautiful.


 It's easier to see the birds too.


 Soon I reached my favourite church.
 

Time to feed Mr Robin.




 The "lake" had frozen here.




Time to head home...it's a good job I know where I'm going today.






 A little bit more ice crystal appreciation.





And bird watching.


 Then it's time for breakfast. Hot porridge under my growing blanket.
 

Bliss.

Jacquie x

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous photo's ! ( as usual.) Really enjoyed looking at them. Thank you for sharing. Just used your owl pattern. This time , a white one, for a Christmas ornament. I say nesh too . ( Derby ).

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  2. Gorgeous photos! I really enjoyed the virtual with you. We too have had frosty mornings, but not such hard frost being on the coast. I love morning mists too. I'm pretty nesh as well, so I get really wrapped up against the cold as I have chillblaines and Raynaud's. I do love the colours in your blanket. Best, Jane x

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  3. What wonderful frosty pictures. I do love seeing allotments in the icy weather. The sprouts come into their own I think! And how lovely to come home to a blanket and hot porridge. Very well deserved! I hope you have a good weekend Jacqui. CJ xx

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  5. This was all so lovely and different from what I'm used to seeing where I live. Really gorgeous photography! Thank you.

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  6. I'm very impressed with your winter walk and the amazing frost. Now I don't have to go as you've taken me with you.. lol. We don't have frosts like that here where I lived.. I wonder why? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. I had a similar, milder walk with the pup this morning. It is good to get out I think. I love the frosted berries. Jo xx

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  8. These are beautiful photos. I love getting out on frosty mornings, though despite a number of them this week, I've not had the time due to lots of work :( I'm looking forward to more frosty mornings though :)

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  9. Lovely! It does encourage a person to get out in the cold! Thanks for the beauty you shared!

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  10. Beautiful photos, I love the frosty mornings, it makes me feel so alive and its good to get back indoors with a hot drink.

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  11. Such beautiful winter images, Jacquie! Now I can't wait for the next frost to go out with my camera :) x

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