Still no snow here for those winter wonderland photos just a view over the city to the snow topped Black Mountains in the distance.
On my walk caught these lovely red stems.
And, heather by a sundial in a friend's garden.
Taking my camera inside and having a coffee I couldn't resist snapping her vases of Irises and Tulips - so bright and cheery.
Baked a loaf of bread courtesy of a loaf pack complete with tin and seeds from my niece Samantha. Haven't baked bread in years - all that kneading is very therapeutic. I think I'll bake another one.
Sunset taken from our back bedroom window - completely out of focus, but sometimes its good to have an abstract photo.
I have two new calendars this year - the one above from my son Che , with twelve of his wonderful photos. This one depicts a sunrise on Clee Hill, Shropshire. More of his photos can be seen on his website www.chebirchhayesphotography.com
The calendar below was purchased from Claire Leggett and has her beautiful colourful flowers, a different view for every month. My photo doesn't do her colours here justice. It fits perfectly on a spot on my wall near the door. More of Claire's fabulous art work can be found here at www.claireleggett.co.uk. I also regularly enjoy reading Claire's blog posts.
After a 2015 calendar I thought I might follow with a personal Alphabet Board.....
A ... Abundance - Asana - aware - Autumn makes
B ... Beauty - bicycle (use it ) - be - bees and butterflies
C ... Clearing clutter - cross-stitch - colour - cooking - cycle
D ... Detox - decorate
E ... Exercise - embroidery - experiment
F ... Fun - family - friends - flowers - folk music - festival - fit - fabric
G ... Greens - guitar - garden - grow - give
H ... Happy - healthy - holiday - Haven - hearts - hear
I ... Initiate - ink - intuit
J ... Joy - jam - journey - juice
K ... Knit - kindness to self and others
L ... Love - lessen - level out - listen - look
M ... Material - marmalade - moderation - moment to moment
N ...Nature - nuts - now
P ... Persevere - patchwork - prana - pranayama - photos - postcards - paint - poems - peace
Q ... Quality - querty - quirky
R ... Resilience - resist (rubbish food) - ragdolls - rabbits - read - recycle
S ... Sewing - simplicity - Spring - Summer - songs - sift - stand and stare - sound - scents
T ... Teas - trees - teeth - touch - taste
U ... Upbeat - umbrella - us - upcycle
V ... Vision - violets -
W ... Wonder - winter - woollies - wellies - walks and more walks
Y ... Yoga - you -
Z ... Zest (for life and of citrus fruits)
Yesterday's sunrise, view from my back of my house. I like the pattern the telegraph lines make to add dramatic effect.
One of the many splendid trees in Churchill Gardens; one of my short walks to get my daily dose of winter air and sunshine ( vitamins to keep the aging bones healthy). And below from the same gardens . . yellow strong Mahonia bush and pretty pink Spindle with bright Primulas growing below.
This last image I quite liked as it is of a litter bin and it seemed that nature was attempting to upcycle the rubbish!
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