Saturday, 2 January 2010
✴ on the first day...
Today was a bright, brand spanking, new day and we took ourselves off for a frosty winters walk in Painshill Park .
The last few days of the old year were grey, gloomy and drizzly. This day, the very first of this sparkling new year was bright and beautiful with a warm winter sun and clear blue skies over frost bitten rivers and sugar dusted hills.
We wandered through this park like being in a fairytale land passing victorian follies, gothic towers, giant cedar trees and a turkish tent high on a hill with a breathtaking view.
A large flock of geese pecked at the grass along the footpath because the lakes were frozen and no place for a swim or a sleep.
Hidden in between the trees we could just about make out various shapes of old ruined buildings and a surprising and seemingly out of place well tended vineyard!
Other than the squabbling quacking and hissing of the geese and ducks at each other and the occasional chirp of the birds in the trees the only other sound to break the peace was the gentle whirr and slushing of a water wheel.
Miss Ella for once, didn't try hard to pull off her mittens and hood because it was cold...very cold! Bbbrrrr...!