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Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

We’ve had our usual fair share of dull gloomy days this week but as is only fair we have had some nice sunny days too. The problem with nice sunny days is they tend to be, shall we say, bracing? Our good fresh country air has a tendency to become even fresher.

The sun is not particularly enthusiastic at the moment, I think he is preoccupied with his duties down in the southern hemisphere, even on the lovely clear mornings, he really only manages to raise himself up on one elbow for a few hours. This means that the hedges and bushes throw long shadows and there are plenty of places that don’t have any direct sunlight. There isn’t much warmth, even when he’s at his brightest, but the parts that do have its benefit, warm up and so loose their frilly frosty Christmas tinsel by the afternoon.

These nice bright days have added extra dimensions to our daily ramblings. The leaves that have piled in corners and against hedges, make excellent places for snuffling around and when the grass verges are covered in a good hard frost there is a very satisfying crunch when you walk around in them.

You know, on some days, things are getting quite Christmasy

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  1. 2013-11-23 at 01:58

    I love to scuff leaves, too. Great frost photo. 🙂
    I hope you remember sending me red mushroom pictures to inspire a fairy tale. Well, it took a while to bubble up on my to-do list, but finally, here it is:
    http://friendlyfairytales.com/2013/11/23/red-mushroom-mansion
    I sure hope you like the story and your pictures in it.
    You’ve inspired me to want to write a chapter book set in the border country, too. I don’t know when I will have time, but I am working on an outline. 🙂 Warmly, Brenda

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    • 2013-11-23 at 12:22

      Hi Brenda – I’ll be over as soon as I can – having a hard time keeping up at the moment – I still haven’t managed to get back to read the other chapters in your Dwarves story – I need to keep an eye on that girl – she’s up to something!
      Do you find outlining helps? I did try it but by the time the writing was done, what I ended up with looked nothing like the outline and I felt I’d wasted a week or so.
      David

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      • 2013-11-23 at 12:31

        I do outline. It helps me complete the story arch, and resolve things as I meant them to be resolved, but sometimes, with longer works, fun detours come up. Even if you don’t stick to it, it always helps to think things through before starting. I usually write a back story for characters, too, so I can get to know them and how they will react. Not for the short stories, though.

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  2. Miranda Stone
    2013-11-23 at 07:42

    I love how you describe the sun raising himself up on one elbow for just a few hours. A wonderful post, even if I don’t want to think about Christmas just yet!

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    • 2013-11-23 at 11:06

      I won’t mention it again – I promise – he says with his fingers crossed behind his back.
      David

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  3. 2013-11-27 at 18:28

    magnifique… my very best and friendly thoughts from Toulouse, France… have a serene evening, cheers! 🙂 Mélanie

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    • 2013-11-27 at 20:46

      Thank you
      David
      PS the new theme on your blog nearly made my eyes cross!

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  4. 2013-11-30 at 14:05

    lovely photograph, and detail. this is the best time of the year 🙂

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    • 2013-11-30 at 18:44

      Thanks Ange – I must admit I do like these brisk mornings – and the air is so clear!
      david

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