Being stuck in lockdown and not seeing friends, family and colleagues makes getting outside for some fresh air and exercise really important. Occasionally I combine my walk with work calls where I can talk and walk at the same time but today I went out at lunchtime and took my camera. The aim was to get a shot for my Lensbaby 365 project. January is turning into a mini project of 31 days with a Sweet optic. Today I had the sweet 50 optic on my camera.
As we prepare for the next storm to approach and are braced for flooding across the country its amazing how much water was around and how wet and muddy the paths are after some overnight rain. I also came across an interesting old iron gate and an unusual sculpture.
It was amazing on the common this morning. To the east the mist was clinging to the landscape as the sun rose and the hills looking fantastic with a covering of frost and snow.
I took my camera for a lunchtime wander. In contrast to the Common earlier this morning i didn’t get above the cloud line and was in cold, frosty mist the entire time.
We took the dogs out on Malvern Common this morning. We were a little later and watched the sun come up and break though the cloud as we wandered round. The common was white with frost.
Splat and I fell out several times on our morning walk. He’s still learning “sit” and “stay”. He gets “sit” but not “stay” so its almost impossible to do any macro/close up photography without the scene being destroyed as Splat is desperate to see what I’m looking at or to find a stray paw or nose in the image.
The frost has created some great patterns in the puddles over the last few days. The three shots below were the only ones I managed to capture without Splat’s help, obviously he’d found something more interesting to investigate.
I sat this morning listening to the news and its all very depressing., not a great start to the day!
I took Splat on the Old Hills, It was cold enough that most of the mud was frozen. It was a beautiful, cold frosty morning and the sun wasn’t long up. It completely turned my mood around.
I’m looking forward to a much better 2021.
I went for a wander on the Old Hills with my camera this afternoon. Most of yesterday’s snow was melting, the Hills were sodden and I got caught in a few showers but it was worth it. I found the first snowdrops, although they were barely coming out.
I bought myself some tulips just before Christmas and this morning they’d really opened up in the sunshine, providing some warm colours on a cold, frosty morning.
Some shots from a Sunday morning walk with the dogs. Splat playing, then resting on the way home and then at home after having had his breakfast.