Friday, 3 February 2012

UPON REFLECTION.........



...........I am a bad Blogger! I have been trying to get another post up, but never find the time. I have been particularly busy these last few weeks, with sorting and doing all the things a Secretary of an organisation does! Hopefully now it will settle down a bit, but I'm not banking on it!




However, we have had some sunny days, so managed to take some photos, without losing the dog! Let off the lead he will do a runner over the park and far away. He just thinks its his garden, so why not?

Those two were taken while it was still above freezing most of the day even if we had very low temperatures (3 or 4C).




But it has got very cold at night as well now, and the daytime temperature barely rises above freezing. The lake has frozen and the ducks are restricted to a small pool in the middle.



The morning I took this the swans were trapped in a tiny area, and were having difficulty breaking the ice to get out. I was a bit concerned, but Mr.G later reported that they had appeared at the duck feeding station, so were OK. He took a photo this morning to show me. They have joined the ducks in the small pool still available. If that freezes there are going to be some chilly ducks on the ice!

9 comments:

Susan DeAngelis said...

I hear you about the bad blogging thing, but you're not. We're just super busy. I miss my blogging friends.

Stop by and say hi... Hugs, Sue.
Beautiful photos btw

Karen S. said...

Simply fantastic moment out there...very lovely...as for blogging we all blog when we can...and I'm always happy to see what you post ...when ever you can!

Aunt Snow said...

Those first two photos with the water absolutely still and reflecting are awesome.

Tracy said...

I love the photos...no, you are not a bad blogger; what I realized when I burnt myself out by trying to do and be everything is that there has to be a balance...do it when you can and go from there; don't beat yourself up!

Judy (kenju) said...

Beautiful photos, Gilly, especially the one with the swans.

sojourner said...

You are no worse a blogger than I. Love your photos!

Gilly's Camera said...

((shudder))
that looks COLD!

Diane said...

Hi Gilly - you made me laugh with your jumper comment. That picture is the David Hockney one and is of him mum and dad.xxxx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely photos Gilly, but clearly bitterly cold - roll on spring! x