I love seeing so many seed heads revealed in winter. . . .some early morning frost on sedums - their common name are Ice Plants. . . The later morning sun reveals spring bulbs and a few herbs. . . . .
Hellebores beneath the apple tree.
A lovely moist tea loaf, recipe courtesy of Lucy's nana. The oven a little too hot, hence the cracking;
I've started crocheting a lap blanket, that keeps me warm and cosy these cold dark evenings, so easy to do whilst watching the television, with this chunky Robin wool from a sale basket outside a local wool shop.
Being winter, and our lovely old apple tree has been pruned, One main branch had to be sacrificed due to age and woodworm, but overall the main shape is still in tact to see another year of blossoms. Before the pruning B.
getting to grips with the clematis that had sprawled over shed fence and hedge, strangling everything in its wake. I like cottagey and natural but even I had to agree this had got out of hand.
Thought I should finish this post by sharing these beautiful sunset photos, over the Irish sea at mythological Cleveleys, Mary's shell, taken by my son on phone last weekend, as we walked along the prom'. You can find out about this huge shell at (www.visitcleveleys.co.uk).
And, yesterday, seagulls flying on the thermals against a clear blue sky day. Just can't resist going to the look at the sea every time, just to make sure that the vast expanse of water and rolling waves are still there.
A view of the early January skies - The Crescent Moon and Venus. And the top of my 'magic apple tree'. I like to think of it as a magic apple tree, after the one in Susan Hill's book of the same name. This is part of my quiet space; a silent, wintery moonlit sky, a bare magic apple tree, dormant, hiberating, a sense that this new year is beginning slowly. All is well and I am also re emerging slowly, feeling the air around me.
Wishing you a magical joyeous and wonderous 2017.
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