A walk in the forest lifts the spirits. It's good for the body and for the soul.
The paths are carpeted with larch needles. Unlike the crunch of crisp leaves this makes for a very quiet walk. The snow remains only on the higher slopes.
Most of the trees are bare, but the birch and the hazel are hanging on to their leaves.
The elegant shape of the young trees shows up all the more.
It's a shame in a way that we almost always coppice hazel (useful wood, more nuts) when you see what a beautiful single stem tree it can be.
Do you have somewhere you can walk in nature?
And do you have a Winter Plan?
I had to add this shot of the view from the sofa at 4.30 this afternoon. It was so very beautiful (the photo does not do it justice at all!) The sky was pink and the snow was white, then the snow was pink and the sky was blue....I nipped outside for some logs and it was so ferociously stonily cold it was a bit scary. The birds were having a quick last feed on the window feeder but I could not catch one of them on camera - chaffinches, blue tits, great tits and coal tits fast and furious! You do wonder that they survive.
I hope you are warm and cosy wherever you are tonight.