Saturday, 18 December 2010

As cold as it looks.

Ive finished all my shopping and wrapping. The decorations are up and I'm trying hard not to drink all the wine before the main event!
Hubby and I made the most of the brief time that we had together this afternoon (the rubbish night shift weekend!) and went for a walk to find a few sprigs of holly.
This was real winter sun.

With all the colour stripped from the countryside, the bracken made the scene look slightly sepia tinted.
The red sign by the the frozen lake stood out.




As the carol goes "Earth stood hard as iron - water like a stone".



I love the patterns of the icy puddles.

21 comments:

Em said...

I stayed at my Mums in Cawthorne last night and forgot to take my camera which was a great shame as this morning really was pretty.
You'll have to let me know what you think of the book, I've not started mine yet as I still had a few Philippa Gregorys to get through.
Em xxx

Deb said...

Especially love the last two photos! And it does look fiercely cold!

Yes, in answer to your query re: the cilantro...fresh corriander is what you would use. Thanks for your comment on my blog. we've had so much fun with that train set. My husbands grandfather always had it around his tree, and we do it every year. Lately we've been adding too many "little touches" as we have a very small space for it each year!

clarabelle said...

Love the patterns in the icy puddles! C
xx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

How come you have those beautiful colours we have nothing but white everywhere!! Love the icy puddles. Diane

Rebecca said...

brrrr, I can almost feel the cold from your photographs! I went out to Bakewell today but the cold was almost unbearable! x

cieldequimper said...

Looks bracing (and a reason for a glass of that wine!) I just adore the last shot.

pebbledash said...

That first photo is so beautiful. A landscape as I love it.

No snow yet this time round (well, a flurry or two yesterday, but that's all) but I'm hoping!

Stay warm!

D x

JP said...

how come no snow in Yorkshire!!!!!!!! - great photos

Rosie said...

Brr - it does look very cold but very beautiful; glad you were able to snatch a few precious moments looking for holly before work intervened.I'm at that nearly ready stage now - thank goodness - just a few presents to wrap and the tree to decorate - maybe tomorrow:)

Twiggy said...

We had snow last night, it's very icy and pretty now. We haven't been out all day - how cosy !!
Smashing photos.
Twiggy x

harmony and rosie said...

That's my favourite carol. Lovely photos you've shown us Diane but it looks cold so I hope your man appreciates that 'hot' woman later!!! x

home made gorgeous said...

Wow these are lovely pictures, the patterns on the puddles are amazing. well done for completing all your presents and wrapping! Sarah x

Ellouise88 said...

Lovely pictures, especially that last one.

Jo said...

Your photos show just how cold it is at the moment. We've only had a sprinkling of snow here but it won't go as it's just too cold.

bad penny said...

ooh I love the last two pics !
I did my decorations yesterday & feel a bit more like Chriristmas. Out with friends for a turkey super & crackers tonight and lots of wine - Jess is driving us !

Rosie said...

Fabulous pictures, sometimes being a hard northern woman (thats what john calls us as he's from soggy Wales) has its advantages when we can appreciate beautiful the beautiful landscapes that are all around us here. xxx

Julia said...

Hello my lovely Diane

I love your winter photographs, the puddle ice is amazing!! You can hardly believe that nature does that all by herself can you!

Thank you for coming to visit my blog too, and for all your nice, thoughtful comments - looking forward to catching up with you in the New Year, hope you and your family have a really Happy Christmas!

Sending love
Julia x x x

lovethosecupcakes said...

You sound very organised. Once my internet shopping parcels are delivered I should have things to wrap.

Orkneyflowers said...

love the puddle!!

Green thumb said...

I cannot think of your Christmas if you run out of wine!LOL!
xxxxx

The Curious Cat said...

Love the ice photos - really beautiful...you could turn those into cards! xxx