Monday, 8 December 2008


It has been cold here although its not cold compared to many winter temperatures around the world. Early yesterday morning the car thermometer registered -5C.

The cold weather seems to bring with it colds and sore throats, so lemon and honey is being sipped throughout the day. Manuka honey is expensive so I keep a pot just to use when we have sore throats. There seems to be quite a lot of evidence that it helps with coughs and colds and I am sure that just because I think it will help, it probably does.

The chickens got special treatment too, not honey(!) but I did make them some warm porridge which they seemed to appreciate.

It stayed cold all day but as it was lovely and bright, I went for a short walk to enjoy the sunshine.

As usual I took far too many photographs.

In shady places the frost stayed all day. This little patch of moss looked very festive

and even in the middle of winter, the gorse is flowering.


the flour loft said...

Hi Willow,
it was a beautiful day here yesterday too and the frost lasted the whole day in the shady spots. lovely photos...i have a bloom on one of my hollyhocks still flowering. Hope you are well and the honey and lemon are preventative. I always like to put a little whisky in too and chammomile also is good as it really seems to soothe a sore throat.
with love
Ginny x

Moonroot said...

I love the simplicity of the birches photo!
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