Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Boxing Day Walk

We have been staying with family in Kintbury in Berkshire over Christmas, and went for a walk on Boxing Day (26th December) when it was very cold, but fine, with a hazy sun. The fields and woods looked wonderful in the snow.

I especially liked the dead cow parsley heads outlined in frost.  They reminded me of Angie Lewin's prints - I got a lovely book on her work for Christmas - a complete surprise and very well-chosen.

We passed a small plantation of Christmas trees, looking almost artificial with their dusting of frost.

And for canal fans, here is the Kennet and Avon canal, completely frozen.

Boxing Day was the last snowy day, at least for now.  Yesterday the temperatures got above freezing for the first time in about two weeks, and today most of the snow has gone. It's very grey and damp - easier for travelling, but nothing like so picturesque.


  1. Lovley pics, glad that you had a nice Xmas - hope to see you soon.

  2. Beautiful photos bring back happy memories of being in the UK for Christmas. Here in Australia my walk is accompanied by the crackling of cicadas and I look carefully at the ground after my mother spotted a snake in my courtyard on Christmas Day. It is hot today and we have succumbed to the need to put the airconditioner on. (but I am still knitting!) Merry Christmas LizaM


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