Tuesday, 4 January 2011


A chilly walk this morning, but it was good to be able to get out and about again.  The Christmas decorations are now all put away again and the house looks bare.  I always hate this time of year, it's so depressing after all the festivities and Christmas lights.  The trees around Shipley Park are all bare too.
We were surprised to see Shipley Lake still frozen solid and devoid of waterfowl.  Even after more than a week of temperatures above freezing, it's still like a skating rink.  Bad news for the ducks and geese.  There's not much colour in the surrounding landscape at the moment, mostly browns and dirty greens.
At least the ground was frozen again this morning, making things a bit more easy under foot and the skeletal trees make it easier to spot the birds in them.
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