Thursday 1st December 2016
Frosts have been thin on the ground here so far this winter, but this morning we woke to freezing fog. To celebrate I took my best camera with me when I took Max for a walk at Upton Country Park (no way was Jez moving from her warm, snugly bed).
In the car park I was surprised to see that there were still one or two cornflowers in bloom. This one was looking lovely with the frost on it.
In places it was quite frosty in the park too, as Max demonstrates in this photo.
But a lot of the time it was all about mood.
This was taken in the Woodland Walk.
And I like this one in black and white.
This was the little boardwalk over the lake. I’ve softened the clarity and rather like the effect.
The lake, itself, was a bit icy this morning.
But that did not deter Max.
As you can see the sun had, by now, broken through the fog, which made for a very nice photo along the path to Hamworthy.
And here’s Max further along the same path.
The view along the shoreline was fairly evocative too.
Around here a haw frost had frosted the reeds.
And the wooden side rails.
Although the sun was starting to thaw it.
By the time we walked back through the gardens, though, the sun had disappeared again.
The start of our drive home was in fog, but as we got to Creekmoor (only a couple of minutes away) we drove back into bright sunshine. And that pretty much set the pattern for the rest of the day, with the fog coming and going.
A year ago today
Max and I were out and about on Canford Heath.