It was minus 2 degrees when I took these photos, shortly after school drop off earlier in the week. I’d taken an ambling walk back home via Cuttlebrook Nature Reserve because I had a monster job to tackle & I was avoiding it – you may have seen my Instagrampost at the time! I think the black & white emphasises the coldness of the day.
This is the coldest it’s been all winter, and whilst it was beastly it was also really beautiful. The cold sun was shining on the ice which was creating lights and shadows everywhere.
Cuttlebrook looks so overgrown and full of brambles, but I know it’s very well looked after by the Earth Trust.
I really missed the children. They would’ve loved the ice puddles that crack when you put your Wellies on them before squirting down into the soft mud! I did a few ice puddles on their behalf…
Sometimes, a good detour & an aimless wander can deliver something special!
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.