Advent calendar update

It’s been a bit of a long week but keeping my eyes open for snatches of winter joy has helped me get through. So here’s an update:

Day 8 – I was walking along the street, not feeling very festive, when I heard workmen singing Christmas carols as they worked. This prompted me to photograph some festive holly:

20181208_125017[1]

Day 9 – tiny signs of spring. Snowdrops peeking through the soil outside my mother’s new flat

20181209_151730

Day 10 – frosted oak leaf lying among the frosted clover in my lawn

20181210_091827

Day 11 Chelsea sitting under a broccoli plant

20181212_081838

Day 12 Lovely morning light

20181212_081709

Day 13 – glorious sunrise – one of the small advantages of the short December days

20181213_081439

Day 14 I walked to work and heard birds singing in the trees. In this picture there is one fat pigeon but also lots of tiny sparrows, cheering me on my way

20181214_090843So, another week with no gardening but some tiny glimpses of joy in nature around us. I am constantly surprised by these beauties. Some days it has taken a real effort but there is always something if you look.

2 thoughts on “Advent calendar update

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s