Monday, 29 December 2014

the field in december





Everything sparkled in the field with frost and the grass crunched underfoot as I walked. The sky was clear, woodpeckers were drumming on the trees and robins flitted from bush to bush looking for food. Even when the trees and wildflowers are dormant the field is glorious on a day like this.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

christmas walk






The Christmas Day (and birthday for one of us!) walk. This year we went up and over Moel y Golfa with amazing views of the Severn floodplains. Nestled between two other Briedden hills, Middletown Hill and Rodney's Pillar, Moel y Golfa has two gypsy king monuments to add a point of interest, as if the views weren't enough. The light of the sinking sun was a beautiful end to a special day.

Friday, 12 December 2014

the hawthorn tree in december




The stalks of the absent berries enhance the hawthorn tree's thorny silhouette. A lone fly rests amongst the lichen on a branch. Bereft of leaves and haws, a chance to see the maze of trunk and branches which are peppered with lichens. 

Joining in with Loose and Leafy's 'Tree Following' project.