Sunday, 24 January 2016

Winter Trees

Hello again. How are you? Last time here we had snow and I was feeling a bit worried, although seeing the heavy blizzard in the East Coast in America, what we had was nothing. Nothing! Anyway, it was almost all gone by Monday morning and we've been snow-free since then. Today we had sunny, spring-like weather and it was really lovely. Unfortunately we weren't able to enjoy it much. My husband was working and I spent most of the day cleaning and tidying away the things from last night's pop up restaurant. We had another one last night - our third - and it went really well, but we're always so knackered afterwards. Good thing my husband truly enjoys the cooking and everything and we're making some profit, so it is worth the hard work. Even then I am very glad he's off work til Tuesday; we need the next two days to recover.

The photos here were from my walk at a local park near school on
 Wednesday morning. I love winter trees. I usually feel a bit sad when
leaves start falling in autumn because it signals the end of summer and the start of colder, shorter, darker days. But after awhile I get used to
the changing season and naked tree branches like these become familiar
and beautiful. They are one of my simple wintry pleasures.

It's early-ish bed time for me here. I hope you've had a good week and
it's been a lovely weekend. I feel mine is just about to start. Thanks
for your visits here, as always, and to new readers, hello and welcome!


  1. It's great to hear your pop up restaurant has gone well again. I hope you all get some much needed rest :)

  2. I love looking at the shapes of the trees in winter too, they are incredible aren't they. So glad for you that your pop up restaurant went so well again! You must be so thrilled!!! I hope that it continues going well for you! xx

  3. I'm so pleased your restaurant is going well. I'll have to suggest my friends (who live in Sheff) go! :)Here's to a good week xx

  4. Your photos are very striking, Marion. I too love to look at the trees in winter. That's such good news about your restaurant, I'm so glad everything is coming together and going so well for you. I hope you have a good week.

  5. There is beauty in their starkness isn't there.
    Very pleased to hear that your restaurant evening went so well again.
    Lisa x

  6. Super photos Marion, I do love the trees in winter too. Glad to hear you had another successful pop-up restaurant - well done to you and your husband!
    Caz xx

  7. Lovely photos, I like the fact you can see more of the trees without their leaves. Well done on the pop up restaurant success, you must be so pleased! xx