pretty pictures seem to have been a bit thin on the ground over the last couple of days. I've been out walking locally every day. I'm sure you have seen these views many times, but they do still make me smile.
I'm always happy that I have countryside on my doorstep
It means so much to me to easily be able to feel in touch with the seasons and appreciate nature.
Today I've been defrosting the freezer, I'm sure you are thrilled to see this process 😂.
It's a pain of a job but it's done now. I suppose most people have frost-free freezers these days?
This one was my Nanna's . She had it to preserve all the produce my grandad grew on his two allotments. That generation had such great eco credentials without even having heard of such a thing, hadn't they . It's pretty old now but holds loads. These days it's not homegrown foods sadly, but I still feel it helps us avoid waste and saves us loads of money.
The temperatures have really dropped this week and I fear the end maybe nigh for my cosmos. We haven't had a frost yet but I think tonight must be the night. It's currently 3 degrees Celsius outside (9pm)
I do like cold nights and I've put our winter duvet on the bed this week. It's been so snugly and lovely.
Thankfully the garden has some things in it which look their best in winter, like this crab apple. There's a full sized tree of the same variety ( Red Sentinel) on my regular walking route and it's a magnet for the birds in the cold months.
I just love to see the Redwings, fieldfares and blackbirds feasting.
Last winter I did quite a few digital paintings using an app on my phone. You may have seen them on Instagram.
I don't think I shared this one though. Looking at it again now I'm pretty pleased with it. It could make a nice Christmas card, don't you think?
I'm so happy that I managed to finish this post with a pretty picture for you lovelies.
Stay cosy if you are in a chilly part of this beautiful world.