They were both taken from the front door. I was still in my dressing gown so I hope the neighbours weren't watching, but I did want to catch that lovely pristine look of fresh snow. I don't really like the stuff, but it is so beautiful. The trees look especially lovely and even quite ordinary things take on a whole new appearance.
This photo was taken a bit later in the day through double glazing and I am surprised it has turned out as well as this. I took it through a bedroom window at mid-tree height and the tree was full of fluffed up feathered friends digesting a very good breakfast. We have had so many birds in the garden today from wood pigeons down to blackbirds, finches, bluetits, robins, sparrows and a wagtail. There was even a lovely thrush and we don't see many of those.
I have finished my cardigan and am pleased to report that it is very warm and comfortable - not a moment too soon. I tried to take a photo in the mirror while I was wearing it - the cardigan, not the mirror - but it wasn't a success so I spread it out on a sheet instead.