Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Frost and ice

 It is certainly worth numb fingers to take a closer look at winter. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Wonderful sunset today

The temperature dropped like a stone as I watched the sun sink behind the trees. 
Don't forget to put food and water out for birds tomorrow if you can.


How exciting to see a bird species you've never seen before. A small flock of Redpolls headed in with the Goldfinches this weekend. Niger seeds were the draw. There was a lot of squabbling, the slightly larger Goldfinches winning the perch most of the time.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Fractal cauliflower

Totally beautiful and mathematically perfect this vegetable is truly astonishing. Each one 
of the florets is a slightly different size but it all fits together. If anyone can tell me why the top 
of the cauliflower is a strip not a point I would love to know. 

If you see one, buy it, but please marvel at it before you put it in the steamer.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Pointy brown things

I think the feathers are pheasant, the leaf is willow. And the fallen tree was a huge lime. It came down in January this year and I was surprised to see how much it had weathered since. 

Although attractive bullrushes are, apparently, very invasive. Look back at February's blog entry to see just how many seeds are packed onto one stem.