A combination of circumstances: a slow start to the court term, a new Fitbit and some beautiful winter days have led to me making more time for walking in the countryside than I would usually at this time of year. It has also meant more time for photography, which can only be a good thing. The light is soft and low, the mornings have been misty and beautiful and the sunsets have been rather magnificent too, although I must confess I have not once been with camera for one of those.
This collection of images from winter walks shows various plants and trees in the countryside near our house. The first three were taken on a misty morning when the sunlight was highlighting dew drops on the grasses, lichen on trees and the spiky shapes of teasel seed heads.
Finally, not a plant in its live state, but a detail of the thatched roof of a tiny half-timbered cottage in Frogholt, showing the amazing handiwork of what is sadly a dying trade.