Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The world is sparkling today

Good afternoon

Just sitting down to a late lunch whilst a batch of bread rolls cooks in the oven.

Its been very much a home day today whilst I wait in for a parcel to be delivered - a vague sometime after 11 was the only time I was given!

No sooner had I posted yesterday, then the skies darken and snow began to fall. Not enough for snowmen or snowball fighting but enough to make the world sparkle.

This was the view this morning from our conservatory;

 Probably one of my favourite photos I've taken this year.

The Green Woodpecker has been a regular visitor to the garden for years - however he is very shy and I've struggled to get a decent picture of him. This morning I braved big sons room and sat at the open window and snapped away with my new toy.

Love the way Mr Woodpecker clears a patch of grass in his search for bugs in the ground.

I nipped into town first thing to do a post run and on the way back, I spotted the perfect picture. I quickly took my bike home and grabbed my camera.

 The view over the frozen fields.

 A frozen snow capped giant hogweed.

Then this picture - this is the one I had in mind :)

I also managed to tick many pictures from this months Scavenger Hunt list too but more on those at the end of the month - there's still quite a few that need hunting down.

I'd best be off - the rolls are nearly done and there's birthday presents that need wrapping for a certain persons 15th birthday tomorrow!

See you soon (probably with cake pictures!!)

xxx Vicki xxx


Magic Bean said...

Fabulous photos missus, Ax

Liz said...

I love those photographs, especially of the bird - fantastic!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Tina said...

Your photos are fantastic! What a lovely post you wrote today. I will be looking forward to pictures of cake. ;) xx

A Glittery Heart said...

Lovely pictures, the top one of the window is amazing. Wow that's some bird too! x

Lucy said...

Beautiful! I especially love the last picture - you're new toy is clearly being put to good use :o) We had snow yesterday too and the girls are very much hoping that we get the predicted 15cms on Friday!! Hope your son has a great day tomorrow x

Hannah Brooker said...

Absolutely stunning photos Vicki x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

So pretty, cold, but pretty! :) x

Primroses Attic said...

Vicki I love that last picture.
My daughter thought it was all flower untill I showed her it was snow. She was amazed.

thriftwood said...

Oh how lovely! Your very own woodpecker! xxx

greenthumb said...

I can't wait to see your photos for the scavenger hunt hopefully I have taken some on our travels, it looks so very cold.

Josie-Mary said...

wow.... what fantastic photo's!!! x

delia hornbook said...

Wow what a great photo of the woodpecker i would love to see one of these. Your photo's are gorgeous with the snow on the flowers. enjoy your rolls, dee x

Lisa said...

Love your new boots, you always pick such great footwear!
Keep warm and safe in the snow and sending lots of birthday wishes too.
Love the shots with your new camera.
Lisa x