Friday, 21 December 2007

The shortest day

The shortest days of the year are here and they have been filled with blue skies and sunshine. It has been cold with very white frosts and also quiet with hardly a breath of wind. Quiet weather seems appropriate at this time as the earth lies in hibernation (in the northern hemisphere) resting before the spring.

Some photographs of the wintry landscape around here.

In the garden today I noticed that in the middle of all this cold frost and ice, the first snowdrops have started to peep through the soil. On the shortest day of the year its good to see a definite sign of spring to come.


Anonymous said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog. I came here via your comment on Ali's blog (Our Patch).

Your frost pictures are beautiful. So different from midsummer here in Australia.

Elderwoman said...

These photos are so lovely. Delicate. Almost like watercolour paintings.

nĂ  said...

what gorgeous photos! and they've really captured all the mood of nature there at this time of year! gorgeous!
season's greetings to you!!!

the flour loft said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog this year. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and happy Christmas.
Warm wishes

Jill said...

Your photos look fantastic, the frost looks so appealing to me at the moment, on Christmas Day we sweltered, 40.7 degrees, and 41 today (105 farenheit). Are the areas in your photos close to your home? It all looks so lovely. I hope you had a great Christmas Day.