29 November 2008

Chilly ...

There I was merrily driving along to DH this morning, listening to Radio 4 as I always do, pleased that the fog had lifted, when suddenly at the highest point of the route (where I took wintery photos last year) there was frost nearly an inch thick and some amazing sights. I stopped and quickly took some photos. One is blurred, unfortunately, as it was a photo (how sad is this) of the first icicle I have seen for many years, hanging down from a twig.














A mile further, at a point a little closer to sea level, there was no sign of fog or frost. But what a biting wind. I'm so glad Liz brought a new load of logs over to DH today. We certainly needed them!
It would seem it's Christmas shopping time. We've had a busy day with everyone looking for, and thankfully finding, presents. Let's hope they do it all again tomorrow!!!

8 comments:

Audrey Highland said...

Wow... gorgeous.
Shame about the icicle though, and that's a good point... I don't know when I've seen one in the past 2 years maybe? That's really disappointing...
But the photos are amazing.

Sal said...

Fab photos Sue..seems amazing that a week has flown by since the fair..hope you are having a wonderful weekend ;-)

kelly said...

You are our winner Sue! Congrats to you. Send me your address please so I can send off your "prize".

kelly

Redwoodhouse said...

What wonderful pictures, I actually like winter but we did get home to a very chilly house today after a lovely weekend away at friends in South Devon. Woodburners are all aglow now though so nice and cosy..
Jan

Cowboys and Custard said...

There are some stunning landscapes in your part of the world.. and at this time of year even more so !
I remember an amazing hoar frost some years ago in Bath.. the world looked like it had been sugar iced.. it was so beautiful...

Michele x

The White Bench said...

Beautiful countryside, Sue!
I managed to start my Christmas decorations, too! Please have a look when you can.

Hugs,

Monica x.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Brrrr...its good to see some 'proper' seasons for a change - even if I hate the cold!...
Have a great week Sue with the run up to Christmas - Aghhh, I said it! But it's December today, so must remind myself that I will HAVE to do some shopping soon...boo!
Niki x
Well done winning Kelly's prize!

funkymonkey said...

Wonderful photos. I love cold, sunny dyas with a hoar frost. I can't bear, mild, damp, dark days. Your pictures were really uplifting. Thanks.