Winter time

It is getting colder. Several mornings this last week the ground has been white with frost. I love to see it even though it keeps me indoors. The delicate frost particles bring a shimmer to everything and glisten in the sun shine. Generally the skies are blue and clear when this happens. This morning though the sky has red streaks in it. Not a good sign I think, red sky in the morning, shepherds warning is the saying. It does look lovely though. Do you notice the sky in the mornings? Or the way the frost glistens?

Last weekend I visited the local Tree Festival. There were over 900 trees and it was a spectacular sight. I have decorated my Yule tree already and this year I have made my home look more festive. I have also started to look back at what I have managed to achieve this year. It has been a difficult year but I am looking forward to the coming months.  Despite the turmoil in the world today, my inner turmoil has decreased and I feel more at peace with myself and my surroundings.

My robin comes to visit every day now; the British robin is smaller than its namesake in the USA. Although the photo is not that good I hope you can see him at the bird feeder.



Mists and frosts

The other day it was very misty. Mist makes everything look magical especially when the mist is moving. The trees loom out of the mist and look stark and forbidding.

This morning everywhere was white with a heavy frost. The sun is now shining and the frost starting to melt. In the garden, the remaining flowers and leaves are like jewels, with diamond like spots of melting ice. It is beautiful. I wonder how many others have noticed the beauty of nature this morning or they all still in bed? Have you looked outside this morning at your garden or surroundings to see what nature has gifted you? Be aware, look, listen and observe closely what you can see. The beauty of nature can help you to get through any bad times, it can make you feel so much better. If you live in a flat and have no garden, have indoor plants in pots. They too can reward you with new leaves and flowers. But you will need to care for them too.