A Christmas rambleDecember 27, 2011
While these days are so short we try and get out and about before the early winter light fades. The weather is likely to be cold and wet in January and February so it makes sense to capitalise on the clear and bright days when they appear.
Yesterday we wandered around our little village for a while enjoying the sunshine, chatting to tourists and taking a photo or two. Whilst it was glorious at middday, by 3pm the sun was starting to drop behind the hill and it wasn’t long before discussions about lighting the fire started.
On our wandering we stopped by the village spring; the spring water is always beautifully clear, if very cold, but we’d never noticed before that the tap is in the shape of a dragon’s head.
Nearby somebody had placed a whole run of pots of poinsettias which looked pretty against the local limestone wall.
Back home we grabbed a photo of one of our Christmas wreaths, suspended from the huge lintel above the front door.