Wednesday 7 December 2011


December has turned very cold, and this was the scene that greeted me as I opened the gate from our garden into the Park. I rather hoped I could get the walk with our dog over before those grey clouds reached us.

The promise of a bright interval never materialised over our part of the town, and the wind was icy cold!

Even the ducks didn't look too impressed!

But some very late roses really cheered me up. The glowed against the grey wall, defying the wind and cold.

Hope this is not too boring a blog but I thought I ought to let you know I was still alive!!


Hollace said...

Oh, your first photo looks like a painting! So stark and beautiful. I am impressed that you go out even in such challenging weather--I guess needing to walk the dog prompts you.
I baked cookies all day yesterday but have no decorations up in the house yet. It's not as much fun when the kids are all gone...But they come over for Christmas Day and want to see it lit up. I decorated the church last weekend and used up my decorating inclinations!

Hollace said...

PS. All the photos are beautiful but that first one just blows me away! You or Sue should paint it. And I am glad to see you again.

KathyA said...

The photos made me feel the cold until I got to that last one! Roses are amazing...

VioletSky said...

It is always good to know that you are still alive! And I do enjoy seeing your park - in all weather.

(whenever I am in the UK, I always make a trip - or two - to Lakeland. I wish we had them over here.

Somewhere round about said...

don't those roses look glorious!
my enighbours fuschias are still budding and the roses are coming out for a second time.

Waving from over here....i have been wondering how you all were dwon there.

it's cold here, rain everywhere aand lots of hail but nothing sticking