Friday, 15 January 2016

A frosty celebration

All hail Re, sun god.  I stood for a few minutes, to feel the warmth of the sun on my face - at long last.  True, it was barely more than blood temperature, but the light was there, and the clear blue sky.  Hallelujah! 
While I stood with my eyes shut, I zoned in on the surrounding sounds.  An alarmed blackbird, the rumble of a lorry carting top soil along the lane, pigeons flapping through the wood, the crack of a shotgun taking pot shots in the far distance, and the single, chirpy call of a greater spotted woodpecker, sitting in a tree behind me.
We walked around last year's barley field.  We spooked three deer who leapt off through the strip of woodland on the south side of the field, and we also put up two beautiful hares.  As always, I felt bad about disturbing these lovely creatures in their own environment.  It is a joy to see them though!

Now for a little celebration of the fleeting designs only winter can bring.  

1 comment:

  1. Looks cold and brisk! Lovely!
    The last photo looks like fine lace.... How unique! I hope you see the sun a little bit more... x