Happy New Year!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
During the month of December I did not want to swamp you with my usual posts but I did keep writing, so let's start a little catch up, shall we?
December has generally been an unusually warm and calm month, and early in December I felt particularly blessed for there were some outstandingly lovely days for the time of year, and the light that cast it's golden glow over the Shire was magical. We saw a couple of mornings with a light ground frost and that always makes a delicious subject for me to capture. Here are some of the photographs I took when December was young ~~~
On a beautiful, clear and crisp afternoon, the sun slowly lowering and casting a warm glow as I was looking out over the red roof ridge tiled converted chapel towards Carn Llidi ~~~ the smoke billowing from the chimney making the elephant of the rock's trunk look even longer ~~~
We had some beautiful sunsets throughout the month. I always marvel at the diversity, the colours, the intensities of each new sunset and as each one shifts and changes as the twilight falls ~~~ I look at this and see a secret faerie village emerging from the gloaming ~~~ do you see it too?
A bare Sycamore tree, long divested of leaves and seeds, but with an evergreen Privet wreathing it's feet, it stands stunning, a skeletal form against the brilliant, bright blue sky of a cold winter's morning ~~~
On a cold and frosty morning ~~~ yes, one day I awoke to a silvery, frost kissed garden ~~~ it did not last long so I scurried about catching a few pretty, silvery frosty pictures while the day was young ~~~
A certain light, as the evening sun slips slowly into the west, casts a golden glow across all it touches, brings gleaming spires to the Shire ~~~
One pretty morning while I was in my laundry room I felt as if I was being watched ~~~ and I was! I scurried off to fetch my camera hoping the pair of eyes would still be there, and they were! Isn't this the most beautiful cat? The photos do not do justice to it's beautiful deep green eyes ~~~
It is a very well looked after and cared for cat, but if there was any shadow of doubt over this I would be looking to adopt it! He, or she, is a beauty.
Here are a few photos that I've shared before but I am rather fond of these so am sharing again ~~~
|Autumn leaves captured in ice|
|even the compost bin log takes on an original twist in the frost|
|Alchemilla Mollis in heavy fros|
Until next time ~~~