Top and bottom - Christmas lights add atmosphere on dark winter days. Solstice Greetings to you on on this, the shortest day of the year. We won't notice it at first, but the gradual lengthening of the days will definitely be obvious in a month's time.
We went out for a walk yesterday (the first since we've been poorly) and both really enjoyed it AND I managed our steep hill without too many problems. We delivered cards to neighbours (all out) and were glad to get some fresh air. Onwards and upwards now I hope.
Tam is back for Christmas now, and we shall make the wreath, and perhaps one for indoors too to celebrate the Solstice. No baking done yet, but this weekend should see that happening.
Above and below: the first lambs of a VERY early season - these will be gurt big things by the time Easter comes round. I think these are poll Dorset sheep - I think I recall that these can lamb twice a year.
Down by the river - water was cascading down here a couple of days ago.
The river's busy, but not particularly high. You wouldn't want to fall in though . . .
Alder catkins unfurling. Alongside the A40 going into town, the Hazel catkins are fully out and powdery yellow.
Playing with the settings on my camera to get some colour into the landscape.