Sunday, 4 January 2009

Todays icy walk....

We didn't get much sleep last night as hubby is still poorly and he went to bed early but was fidgeting and coughing most of the night. I didn't go up to bed until 12.30, but couldn't sleep either. I locked up last night and let the dog out and the stars were really bright, but it was sooooooo cold out.
Hubby too poorly to walk Woody this morning as well, so I took him over the Nature Reserve. I have to admit to not walking there on my own for a while, but enjoyed the walk this morning. I wrapped up warm and off I went.

Woody had to be wrapped up as well of course, after his fur cut.

This nature reserve is at an old quarry and brick yard site, but very pretty.

The lake was frozen over. But I could still picture the lady of the lake appearing holding Excalibur!

Look how white the sky is.

The pretty field looking out to the river hamble.

Even the poor old ducks were sliding along the ice.

My Handsome boy.

I love this gnarly old tree, very LOTR.

Most of the rose hips have gone but a few hangers on remain covered in frost.
When I got back from my walk I had a quick cuppa then did battle with T~sco, which I regretted, it was packed, and I knew half the people in there and had kids calling my name. I work locally with kids and can't go anywhere without getting recognised.
I might make some lemon curd later as I'm having withdrawal symptoms. lol :o)
Have a nice evening, and don't forget that the new series of Larkrise to Candleford is on tonight. xxx


bekimarie said...

WOW!! What a beautiful place!
Take care
Beki xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Great pictures, I would love to have a dog so I could go for walks... I know I could anyway but I can always think of reasons not to but then I see all your blogs & wish I had!!! Didn't know it was that cold today.... haven't really been outside. House work all am ... Oh & blogging!!! Then knitting & watching a DVD this pm. Good day off :) Forgot to ask what my gift is.... the little parcel wrapped in muslin??? Is it to go in the bath?? xx

Simone said...

I bet Woody loves going for walks there. I have recorded Larkrise to Candleford and will watch it by myself next week in peace! I hope your hubby is feeling better soon.

Leanne said...

fab pics pixie!! :-)

Leanne x

MelMel said...

Lovely walk....
Blows the cobwebs away....

I'm so cheesed its back to normal tomorrow...eeekk...better get my room out!xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m so glad to have found your lovely blog!
I will love to stop by, often!

I love all your hand-made goodies on your blog shop.
You are very T.A.L.E.N.T.E.D!
Debbie Moss

solsticedreamer said...

woody looks very cute in his coat!
i thought of you the other day driving down the motorway to collect my nan from portsmouth!

MrsL said...

Lovely photos, lovely dog!



nita x said...

lovely pictures, and what an enchanting place to walk :o)

MelMel said...

Hiya......just popping in to say hi...thank you for the comment...exercise is good....cheers your brain up to....a good walk always brings me out off

Rowan said...

This looks a lovely place to walk a dog - Woody looks as though he's enjoying it,bet he's glad of his nice warm coat. Hope your DH feels better soon.

Gem said...

Your pictures are great, it's very pretty where you live :)

I finished the first Stonewyld book this morning having read it non-stop since I started - I thought it was fantastic. After I finished it I went on the website and followed the link through to the forum, which looks great. I've already ordered books 2 and 3 so am eagerly awaiting them. I'll definitely be looking out for book 4 :) Are you pixiedust on the forum too?