Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A lot of white, but no snow.

It seems very strange to see all the trees and bushes looking so white, and yet there is no snow here in South Gloucestershire.
This frosted web across the window of our garden shed must have been made by a novice - they haven't quite got the knack have they?

This one is far better - definitely the work of an improver.


A bit of 'free' art here and quite festive looking. It looks as though it is time my husband made another bird house. Two hard winters in a row and a hot summer in between are taking their toll.


The oak tree beside the house appears to still have all it's leaves - very odd when all the others have shed theirs.

Even brambles look lovely with a coating of hoarfrost,

and our neighbours birch tree looks beautiful.

Looking up the footpath beside our house.


This is the tree with all the pigeons on it the other day.

Looking over the front wall and across the little stream to the other side.

I love this tangle of twisted hazel twigs and hope I get a few more catkins next year.

After all those chilly photos I thought I should leave you with something cosier. The rug is finished at last, apart from being properly backed. I hastily tucked all the excess hessian under just to take this photo and that untidy bottom right corner will be finished neatly. It's amazing how the colours, so carefully selected to go perfectly with each other, have reacted within their placement in the rug. I have spent quite a lot of time pulling bits out to rework them in another colour. Even now it doesn't look quite as I had anticipated, but on the whole I am pleased with it.
I hope the very low temperatures with snow and ice in so many areas are not making life too difficult for you. Keep warm and safe and well.











12 comments:

Angelcat said...

Beautiful pictures, and your rug looks lovely in front of the fire

maggi said...

The frost looks so beautiful, much more picturesque than our snow. The rug looks so lovely and warm.

Carol Q said...

it's exactly the same here Heather. I wanted to go out with my camera this morning but unfortunately work takes precedence lol. could do with being just a tad warmer though. your rug looks gorgeous.

Julie said...

Really beautiful photos Heather, I love the cobwebs and the contorted hazel. Your rug looks lovely, very cosy.

WendyK said...

Some fabulous photographs Heather, would you like some of our snow ?
The rug looks lovely.

Suztats said...

Beautiful pictures...especially the cobwebs! Thank you.

BumbleVee said...

oh, I love the one with the red berries....

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful photos Heather and I love your rug. I think the frosty photos look even more picturesque than the snowy ones - and all of them are better than our rainy ones! We are never happy, are we?

Allabitrandom said...

Fab rug! Great photos. I think the cobwebs were a little known sect of freeformers.

Sara Lechner said...

these are the most beautiful pictures! I like more frost than snow. everything looks so eery in a positive way...
I didn't use scissors for my cutout. I did it heating an awl on my gas stove and burning the organza little by little (very little!!)

Gina said...

The frost has been so beautiful and your photos are gorgeous - especially like the one with the berries. Your rug is lovely.

BusyLizzie said...

Beautiful icy pics, we have had a lot of snow here & it is showing no sign of shifting yet! Lizzie