We are in the depths of Winter.
Traditionally, January is the coldest month in the Northern hemisphere.
Sometimes it feels a little dark and gloomy, but you have to look for the light.
We have certainly had a wide range of weather. Days of lingering mist …
Frosty mornings where the sun catches individual ice crystals, creating mini rainbows, as the light moves through the air and water.
Frosty mornings can give rise to bright sunrises …
And crisp, sunny days.
The promise of new life.
Then it vanishes again into bleakness and cold.
The unusual spectacle of ‘hoar frost,’ formed when water vapour in the air comes into contact with solid surfaces already below freezing, producing unique ice crystals.
It’s a miracle how these little birds survive.
Then a sprinkling of snow …
Disappears as quickly as it arrived.