Depths of Winter

Monday, December 25th 2017

Merry Christmas to all our readers of Foxglove blogs. 

The shortest day has come and gone and now in the depths of winter we wait for signs of new beginnings, with new leaves growing and owls calling as they set up their territories.  Unfortunately we will have to wait a little while yet, but we can revel in the beauty of winter.

The reed bed changes from green to purple, then in winter to fawn as the seed heads wave in the wind.

Reed bed

Close up the heads have their own beauty.

Reed seed head

Glimpses of the low winter sun catches your eye as you walk along Risedale Beck.

Low winter sun

I have to admit that bugs, beasties and colourful flowers are very limited at this time of year.  I did find some living creatures, but more of that another time. My eyes wander skywards but although this cloud is decorative it did not resemble any living thing!


Dusk comes early, followed by a long night, but before the sun goes down completely a little light lights up the sky.

Dusk sky

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