This post is made up of various photos taken around my home county of Somerset over the past few weeks. There's nothing spectacular about the first photo, just showing the snow fall looking out over our front garden a few days ago.
An overview of my local Rodden Reserve before the snow. If you look carefully you can see my elongated shadow at the bottom of the picture....makes me look tall (almost)! (-:Taken low down to the ground, showing the iced over lake at Rodden.
I love the long shadow effect across the iced over water here.One of my favourite viewpoints around the reserve for taking a photo.Seed heads of the beautiful Purple Loosetrife that flowers in profusion all around the lake later in the year....something to look forward to!A gorgeous reflection of the burnt orange colour of this Willow tree. The dead branch is a favourite perch for the local Grey Heron, but not on this day unfortunately.And finally, some shots taken at Chew Valley Lake when birding with my friend Jane over the New Year weekend. This is a large lake and a lot of it was iced over causing some problems for the wintering birds.A Pied Wagtail running around on the ice in it's usual busy way.Some of the water was not frozen over and this stunning male Goldeneye was obligingly close in.Any guesses who this rather pretty backside belongs to?A strikingly plumaged Common Shelduck of course.So, that's all for now folks! I NEED to get out with the camera again soon, though the forecast isn't too hopeful for the rest of the week!