Snowdrops springing up

The magic of nature We’ve had morning frosts that have crackled the grass underfoot.Howling winds that have blown branches from trees.Rain and sleet that have lashed at windows. Underground, and totally unaware of the mayhem above, delicate snowdrops plan their escape.Unaware that their fragility is no match for the ice-hard earth, they emerge.Unaware that bitter…

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Winter Solstice 2019

In 2019 Winter Solstice falls on 22nd December marking, for the Ancient Celts, the journey from this year to the next, from this world to the next. On this longest night of the year the rebirth of the Sun was celebrated and the Norse goddess Frigga spun the fates at her spinning wheel: the celebrations…

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Frost-bitten flora: leaves in early Winter

Images from my garden as Winter spreads its icy fingers I love the white crispness of frost. What do you like about Winter? Please like, share, and comment if you have enjoyed my post.Thank you for looking at my Winter images.

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Winter Comes: a poem on the Silvered Season

Winter comes, sharp-faced and bony-fingeredclawing an icy cover across a landbarren in hibernation; while we tight-lipped, close-buttonedhatted, scarved, and glovedspeak muffled mistsmingling silvered breath with the thickening air, while we pick our way on treacherous pathsor stride out, slicing the frosty silence,when the low slung sun blinds south bound driversand passengers turn their faces into…

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Winter woodland walks: trees in the snow

Walking in the local woods in Winter can be magical. Sometimes cold. But always magical. These photographs were taken in our (then) local woods.We always looked forward to the trill of crunching through the fresh snow, being the first to make our marks, and checking out the patterns on the trunks and branches that the…

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Travels 4: Autumn in North-East USA

On our journey home to England from visiting family and friends in Australia it was a no-brainer to travel via USA. The Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls were definitely on the ‘bucket list’. October in South Australia was already in the high temperatures of a Southern Hemisphere Spring; the Grand Canyon was noticeably cooler surprising…

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