Thursday 29 December 2016

Fire on the Ice

My leg has been rather sore today, so I thought that with my sister and her fiance now gone back to London, I would take advantage of the time to try and do another purge of my kitchen - partially successful - and have a nice long walk on a bright but punishingly cold day - temperatures of -5 at dawn.

I did the tour of the two lakes, albeit at a much slower pace than usual, expecting that the freezing weather might have brought some more interesting ducks onto the water, but alas no goosander, pochard or shoveller, although a cormorant was taking advtange of the kerfuffle caused by a large flock of black headed gulls to fish.

Nature on the water was thus not too interesting, but the sun shining off the ice that had formed on the surface was stunning.

There were lots of birds out in the trees along the cycle path, a bullfinch yesterday but today we had a lot of blue and great tits and also a fair few chaffinch.

The golden low sun has been beautiful this last couple of days, gilding the town in precious metals.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 29.12.16


  1. I love the sunflare in these photos Si, so pretty! A lovely way to get out and end the day. Hope your leg heals up soon too. - Tasha

  2. The fifth photo down is a cracker, Si. Happy New Year to you.

  3. So nice to see the winter sun through the trees, a bit of a sod driving though...
    Wishing you well in 2017..
    Amanda xx

  4. Thanks al for your comments! It's nice that folk like the odd snap of mine!

  5. Amazing images seems like you are fond of capturing sun set and sun rise. i liked your sense of photography and will appreciate you if you keep doing efforts and be a professional