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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Ice on Fire

02 January 2010 17:13:55
Fire on Ice

Fire on Ice

New Years Day was sharp to say the least everything even more frozen, but clear and sunny, the sunsets here are spectacular the colours on our frozen pond adding to the effects. The ever changing colours on New Years Day were just breathtaking starting at about 3:45 and with the last glow disappearing after 5:30pm. It's was just breath taking watching the sun sink and the colour of the sky all around lit up and glowing pink. Nature is so beautiful, the birds as usual were busy on the feeder with the shrubs to the East being a great perching place. Today it was back to work although the icy weather meant that it wasn't as busy a people just weren't travelling. No spectacular sunset this evening with dark clouds moving in from the NW possiblity of snow on the horizon temperature at 3pm 2C and falling rapidly. It's going to be armchair gardening for the forseeable future by the look of it, and the garden site has been a hive of activity yesterday and today.


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Jacinta Jacinta 02 January 2010 17:17:04

Its great that you appreciate what Mother Nature has given you right on your own doorstep. Enjoy the quiet working days. In a few months, you will be inundated with riders and won't have time to think. Another fab photo.


fran m fran m 02 January 2010 17:23:15

Enjoy the free show, so many people never see things like that, even when it is right in front of them.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 02 January 2010 17:27:20

Lovely, Cloncaw. Yes I agree this time of year is so beautiful with great sunrises and sunsets. I have just come indoors with some fuel for the open fire in the sittingroom and it was so still and quiet with that clear frosty air, took me back to childhood winters!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 02 January 2010 17:40:16

There is so much beauty all around we just have to open our eyes to it


Rachel Rachel 02 January 2010 17:59:35

You are so right. Fab photo!


Jack17 Jack17 02 January 2010 18:12:27

Here on the east coast we get wonderful sunrises but at this time of the year the sunsets are too low for us to see them. Your photos is a good example of one of Nature's wonders. I agree that gardening now is a non-runner. You would do more harm than good even walking on the grass when it s covered in frost. So, sit back, relax and stick your nose into a good gardening book or a thriller. I'm reading a book of Christmas stories by John B. Keane, some of which are hilarious. 


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