So the snow started on November 30th and kept coming over December 1st, which made me decide to go for a walk in it to the local nature reserve 🙂 For the amount of snow that fell, we only had about 1″ that stuck.
We haven’t had much snow in England over the actual winter months for quite a long time. At least not in the area I live. So it was really nice to take a long walk in the falling snow during the run up to Christmas – made it feel extra Christmassy 🙂
The walk to the nature reserve follows a country lane, just one car wide.
Yes, that is a lake! Frozen and covered with a perfect, white blanket of snow, trapping the tree branches like hands holding onto the water.
The ducks still managed to find a swimming pool by the river outlet, just big enough for them to enjoy 🙂
At the side of the lake is the entrance to the nature reserve and it runs all the way alongside it.
Spiny hands playfully reached out as we passed by, a dusting of snow in their cupped palms.
I’ve never really found holly to be “pretty”, but the deep green, vivid red and brilliant white combination just struck me as a beautiful mix.
A perfect place to sit, for a view of the lake behind me 🙂
Finally we headed home, the snow still falling sporadically, and I felt really Christmassy. This is the first year in a while that I actually felt that so it was great to have the snow to go with it 🙂