As I type, storm Bella is howling around the house and screaming down the chimney. The trees are contorting and lashing around giving a savage voice to the wind. Hail and sleet dash against the windows making outside a wild and unfriendly place to be. We're quietly reading or blogging, drinking tea and hunkering down.
In stark contrast to Wednesday. A gentle mild morning with the clearest blue skies slipped into a frosty symphony of colour while the sun sank behind the hills.
The air was brittle and as long as we kept out of the light breeze we were just about warm enough despite the layers we were wearing.
The final stages of brilliant white gold flared for a second or two - then it was gone along with any lingering wisps of warmth.
Time to go home, put the kettle on and warm icy fingers and noses.
I hope you had a safe and gentle Christmas, that despite the restrictions you were able to have some 'family' time - either via the internet link ups or the permissible brief meet ups - it is times like this that make you realise how precious your family really are.
See you on Friday for our final Scavenger Photo Hunt for 2020 - My Own Choice, I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us, until then! xxxxx