Like the rest of the country, we’ve had a lot of rain. The ground is sodden – the high traffic areas in the garden are thick, slippery mud – and it’s not really been walking weather. But the dog and I both need exercise so when the sun peeked out this afternoon, we set off briskly.
It was lovely – crisp and clear and sunny.
And then two miles out – and two miles from home – the clouds lowered, the sky went the colour of steel, and the rain … and then the sleet … started. It was really sudden, like someone had flicked a switch. So the gloves went on and the hood went up (in my case, anyway – the dog just put his ears back and looked put out) and we trudged on. After a while it cleared and a small patch of blue sky was visible, but I was glad to get home to dry socks and a cup of tea!
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It’s been very cold here, as everywhere, and when I was out for a walk with friends (and the dogs), I was very struck by all the frozen puddles. There were patterns in the ice I’ve never seen before. I’m not sure what can have caused the effects, but our walk was considerably delayed by my insistence on studying (and photographing) them.
This year I’m going to have a go at Project 365 – taking a photo every day, and putting it up here (ideally on the same day, but I’m not going to die in a ditch over that bit…).
Sometimes the pictures may be duplicated from, or connected with, the pictures on my main blog post, and sometimes they won’t. The difference will be that I’ll try to choose pictures for project 365 that speak for themselves, or need only a short caption. We’ll see how it goes.
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