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The Tuesday tree: snowy woods

December 6, 2011

Bang on cue, the beginning of December has brought a drop in temperatures and the first snowfalls. Winter has swept her sparkling skirts across the muddy fields, magically transforming the landscape. Even in the conifer woods, snowflakes slip their way between the boughs of Douglas firs and redwoods, sugaring the bracken and the grass. Roe deer take refuge here, lying in the bracken and moving away without hurry as I wander past with the dogs. Pheasants clatter through the branches, the cocks making their rusty-alarm-clock cacophony. Afterwards, the stillness of the bright morning returns to the woods.

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  1. December 6, 2011 7:59 pm

    So your snow flakes are coming from the north west. Yesterday when I checked your blog they were coming from the north east. Do you have them linked to the wind direction in some clever way?

  2. December 6, 2011 9:11 pm

    A perfect cameo, DB. Thank you. I love the snowflakes. 🙂 How clever.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      December 6, 2011 10:14 pm

      Linda and Perpetua, I can’t claim any control over the snowflakes! I chose them as an option last year and lo, on December 1st this year they began again. Just like the real world, then. 😉

  3. December 6, 2011 10:31 pm

    Thank goodness the snow fall isn’t as extreme as last year. Keep warm in Castle Beastie!
    Katie x

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      December 7, 2011 11:30 pm

      Yes – we’ll see what winter brings us this year. Thanks for the warm wishes – much needed and appreciated! May your lum reek too this winter. 🙂

  4. hmunro permalink
    December 7, 2011 6:51 pm

    This post is sheer poetry, DB. Beautiful!

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      December 7, 2011 11:32 pm

      Nature *is* poetry, when it’s in the right mood, which is often!

  5. Toffeeapple permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:29 pm

    What fun! I was quite shocked to see snow falling in the still picture. The magic of the internet.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      December 7, 2011 11:34 pm

      It’s naff, I know, but it works beautifully on snowy pictures. It doesn’t work so well when you’re looking at an old post of a summer beach or something, mind you. 😉

  6. Liz permalink
    December 11, 2011 7:40 am

    I thought I was going bonkers when I saw the snow falling on the larches in the last blog. But now, all is revealed. Love it!

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