The sun hasn't really made an appearance (it's lunchtime now) and there's no hint of blue skies, but I love that blanket of low cloud hanging over the Cooley Mountains. And in another couple of days the light will start to grow again (someone said that the Solstice light doesn't change until the 26th).
I love this time of year. Even getting one day to be quiet and potter around a bit on my own is a blessing. I've chased Tom and I'm supposed to be tidying the house and getting organised for the coming onslaught of visitors - we're going to have a busy holiday this year - but instead the camera drew my attention.
There's still a bit of colour in the garden ...
|A single hydrangea hanging on to its colour|
...and new growth is already showing
|Crocuses showing their heads|
There's even blooms on the castor oil tree.
A lovely walk around. Time to get back in and do a bit of that tidying up!
I've always thought of this as mid winter, although astrologically it starts today and meteorologically on 1st December - how confusing! Whichever .... or if you're celebrating the summer solstice, I hope you're enjoying the run up to Christmas if you celebrate it.