After the recent blustery weather it was pleasant to wake up to a still quiet day yesterday. We had to go into town in the afternoon which I knew would be very crowded, busy and noisy so to try to achieve some balance I enjoyed a slow quiet walk with my camera in the morning.
Very few remaining leaves on the branches
so the woodland appears much lighter and open as you can see through the deciduous trees.
After the overnight rain, droplets of water
clung to the vegetation.
I tried to take a close up and you can just about see a little upside down world in each droplet.
Muddy puddles at the side of the road
but splashes of colour in the woods and hedges.
Only a week to the shortest day and the two coldest months of winter still to come but already there are new shoots on the honeysuckle,
many shades of fresh green even in December.