Beautiful day on the reserve

Friday, December 11th 2009

What a beautiful day this has been. This morning the moon was high in a cloudless sky as the sun rose onto a glittering world of white. The fields (and the roads!) were covered in frost. Every verge, every blade of grass and branch of tree was also covered. The fog was lying white in all the hollows and, Foxglove was transformed into a magical world of white. The holly looked as if dusted with icing sugar.

Frost covered Holly

The low morning sun turned the plantation into a land of long shadows.

Shadows on the plantation

Tim and the Askham Bryan students fed the cattle and then did some sterling repair work on the boardwalks at the heathland.

Tim and the Askham Bryan students

Up on the Wetland the ponds stayed frozen over all day for the first time this year.

As an addendum to Sophie's post about the Christmas dinner yesterday the raffle made us £135. Thanks to everyone who generously donated the gifts or bought a ticket.

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