Are we there yet?
I'm inside now, and lovely and snug and warm, but earlier on my toes were numb, my poor lips chapped, and I was cold, cold, cold. And the day - where have the days gone? I looked at the sky earlier on and thought, yes must start thinking about getting dinner on - only to look at the clock and realise that it was only 2.30 in the afternoon! 2.30 and getting dark! Oh it's getting harder and harder to wax lyrical about winter days...
I wouldn't have even been outside on such a cold windy day, except that Hazel is making me appreciate winter. So off I trotted into the garden this morning, dutifully trying to find something to appreciate. Luckily I didn't have to trot for long, and I pulled up to a halt in front of our lovely winter flowering Snowflake Bushes.
In my humble opinion, these snowflake bushes are a warm climate answer to snow laden trees. They are a real show stopper, a spectacular burst of colour in a stark landscape... quite marvelous, I could have taken photos of ours all day.
But then I got distracted trying to see if I could take a photo of the sun, just to see if I could.
So there you go, another Winter Wednesday. Now last week I did say there was something that I really and truly appreciated about winter, and there is, I am just trying to figure out how to photograph it.
Wish me luck, and sunglasses on for the next photo.
p.s. although I am trying to make Hazel pay for her sheer cheerfulness in the face of winter, for the purpose of full disclosure I must say that I would have been outside even if I didn't have to take winter photos.
If I stay inside I feel like I should be cleaning.