The big, big frost

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My goodness! It has been below 0 degrees here all week. We are in the middle of a stunningly beautiful, but bitter, hoar frost, where the frost is so thick it just won’t defrost! Look at my beautiful old ash, big tree. He is glistening against such a pale, icy sky.

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Everything, with the smallest amount of moisture is frozen, and creates beauty everywhere.

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This was the day previous. Cold and crisp and a beautiful day for a walk. My house is at the top of the hill, behind my little family. The last house you can see.

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I love to watch little b chatting away about everything she sees with such appreciative eyes to her daddy.

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She is such good friends with our aged tinky who we all love. She keeps giving poor tink orders beyond her capabilities, like – sing, tinky! Or clap, tinky…. It’s very amusing.

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B’s favourite game is hide and seek at the minute, or more realistic, if I put my hands over my eyes you can’t see me! We played a very happy but obvious game of hiding…

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Aroo keeps popping up in very useful places…. Helping us out with everyday things that b likes to have tantrums about at the moment.

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He is a godsend!

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Day 2 of the frost was very grizzly to start with…

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Poor aunty s’ ducks and geese must have felt the chill next door.

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Our water bucket was frozen solid. I took little b outside to feed the birds and she wasn’t happy!!

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She did some inspecting and was still looking for daddy’s tomatoes in the green house.

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Thankfully, we got all our roses in the ground in time before the frost came. Mum and dad have dug many, many roses up and provided my sister and I a beautiful bevy of them to look lovely next summer. It feels like such a long way away!

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We fed our birds currents and seeds and made sure they had plenty of water….

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De-icing our water carrier. It’s still going strong!!

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And came back inside quickly after little b fell over a frozen mole hill.

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By 3pm, the frost was still unchanged.

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And our garden was a beautiful winter wonderland.

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But too cold to play in.

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That evening, our local colliery band played Christmas carols in the library. B is so at home there. It’s such a wonderful safe place for her and the ladies that work there all know her so well now.

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Even granddad got dragged along!

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And daddy came too and met us there when he finished work. Lovely. Just lovely.

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Today, there is no change! Each blade of grass is coated in icing sugary frost still. I love it!

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Intricate patterns and beauty usually unnoticed everywhere!

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And once again I find myself being ever so thankful for my modest, yet rich with beauty, life.

Xxxxxxx

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