I didn't sleep at all last night for some reason. I gave up trying at about 7am and got up. It was a bright sunny, frosty morning so I took Buster for a walk round the land with my trusty camera at the ready. It wasn't a really thick frost and the sun even at that time, was beginning to melt some of the frost, but I was pleased with the resultant photos:
The newly formed silver birch avenue. The trunks stood out in the early morning sun
Buster decided to dig a hole. His nose must have been very cold
Our arboretum looking almost white with the frosty meadow behind it. Buster to the left.
Frosty Bramble Leaves
Not the time to sit on the bench
Buttercup leaves and grasses
More pretty leaves by Jack Frost
Oak leaves tinged with frost
A sycamore leaf
The photos are worth enlarging (click on any) and you can really see the details of the frosty crystals.
A mix of wood, leaves and grasses
Buttercup leaves in the sunshine
A frosted rose. I love this one
Even the tyre looks pretty
I hope you enjoyed those. Yesterday evening, Buster decided it was time for dinner:
This afternoon Jim went shopping and I went to bed!! He didn't come back until 6pm and woke me up. I was rather tired. Buster, having gone on his afternoon constitutional, was sitting patiently outside.
We watched Strictly Come Dancing and for once Tom received the scores he deserved. It's unbelievable how much they've all progressed from nowhere and I don't want any of them to leave now. Tomorrow's show will put us out of our misery. Then I watcher 'Merlin' for the first time all the way through. It's a really well written series with some great actors in it and I wished I'd watched the previous ones now. No doubt they'll be repeated at some stage.
A lovely dinner of lamb chops, cabbage and roast potatoes with gravy and redcurrant jelly followed by a Mars bar ice cream was just the ticket. We heard on the news this evening that all Irish pork has been withdrawn from the shelves because of contamination with dioxins in their feed and in the fat of some animals tested. Glad we had lamb.