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December Freeze

I love a bit of snow and frost. Not so keen on ice when you need to get out and about, but it can be beautiful in its own way.

First, there was a severe frost on 15th December, and I had some time to walk in the Noak Hill Nature Reserve near Basildon. Here are some images which didn’t quite make it for Day #715:

[Frosted Twist – I loved the strand of creeper winding around this thorny branch]

[Frosted Rose Hip – this was in a shady corner and did not see any sun all day]

[Oak On A Bench – another lovely leaf]

Then I was pretty happy when we had a 5″ snowfall at home on 18th December. The first thing I did was run around Galleywood Common and take a load of shots, then hop in the car and tentativey drive to Ulting to visit the lovely little church by the canal there.

Over the next few days I also explored the local parks and other places. Here is a selection of some of the images which didn’t make the cut for Day #718, #719 and #720:

[A Light Flurry on Galleywood Common]

[Divine Light, Ulting Church – a magical location at any time of the year]

[Tracking in Chelmer Park]

[Dingle Dangle – more ice on the railings in Chelmer Park]

[A Go On The Swings – Central Park, Chelmsford]

[Icy Teasel – some delicate snow on the banks of the canal]

I know it can be an inconvenience, but I’m looking forward to the next lot of snow soon – it’s great for pictures with a difference and if you are wrapped up warm, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get some cracking images and have fun.