The day started with a quick wander round the car boot sale, where £1.50 bought me these goodies. I find it hard to resist embroidery floss and the magazines have some great ideas.
After lunch my eldest daughter and I had a stroll up the valley.
The first catkins have been put out on branches now, though of course it is a couple of months before they will be flowering properly, but it cheers me up to think that the very first signs of spring can't be SO far away!
The larches on the hillside are still holding on to a few peach-coloured needles.
Looking across the fields towards Llanfynydd.
My neighbour was taking advantage of a quiet Sunday afternoon to fell a dangerously-leaning tree.
The low light levels meant that most of the photographs looked pretty washed-out, but I quite like the muted almost sepia tones of this photo.
Me carrying back a branch of holly (with a few berries) which had been ripped off by a passing vehicle. We've put it in the barn and plan to use the berried bits for decorations in a few weeks' time. I am also hoping to make a hedgerow basket using some of the longer springy stems . . .
In the valley bottom, these big willows are still hanging on to their leaves. It is a good bit more sheltered down there.
A general view up the valley across land now left for wildlife.
Recent gales have stripped many trees of their leaves and for a few months we can admire their winter silhouettes.