2 December 2016

the beginning of december

What a beautiful start to december we had over here! Bright crisp days and frosty mornings. Sadly we have been indoors through most of the lovely weather with various nasty bugs...but we are really lucky that we have this on our doorstep so even a very ill me ventured outside with the camera and get back indoors before my tea went cold.





We live on an estuary which has a mill and a mill stream with sluice ponds that fill up from the river Yar. The ponds are covered in reeds and lots of different water birds. They ponds froze over yesterday.
This big red brick building is the mill itself, apparently you can stay there, it looks incredible inside...a real relic.





My mister took these when the sun came up and began to melt the frost...




(those two swans are not as angelic as they look!)

13 comments:

  1. Hope you are all feeling much better! The wispy pictures are lovely. I know all about those "angelic" swans...I've been chased up on the hood of my car by similar fowl...honking and hissing at me all the while! LOL

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  2. The weather has been amazing hasn't it?! Sorry you have been ill and not able to get out so much and enjoy it. We have enjoyed some lovely late afternoon walks along the beach enjoying the stunning sunsets. (Will do some blog posts early next week).

    Cute advent calendar and stunning photos.

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  3. You get to live here!! Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing, my morning is all the better for it.

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  4. Such beautiful photos, so dreamy, romantic and I can almost feel the winters chill. Almost but not really because we are having a heat wave here in Queensland Australia. One day I will visit this beautiful place you call home. :)

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  5. Beautiful moody photos, I miss British winters and Christmas time.. Little P looks so grown up!

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  6. What a blessing to have this on your doorstep! Those pictures are amazing! This really is my ultimate dream, to live like this with my family. We adore nature but now we have to jump on our bikes and ride it for about 20 mins to enjoy a bit of nature. We're fantasising/thinking of moving to Sweden one day. Hope you're not feeling poorly anymore. Take care!

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  7. Beautiful... and I do hope you are all on the mend

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  8. Beautiful pictures!
    Get well soon.

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  9. you live a charmed life...such loveliness both indoors and out! Happy Christmas!

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  10. How about taking some pictures of the old red brick building by the mill - may be we could stay there someday (I'm probably dreaming, but it is on my bucket list to visit the Isle of Wight).

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  11. My oh my....what a beautiful blog you have!
    I will visit often!

    Linda

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  12. This is just incredible. This was my dream. When I was a little girl I told my pen pal that my ancestors were from the Isle of Man. (They weren't. 😳) I don't know how I knew anything about the Isle of Man (I didn't). I'm not even sure where or how I'd even heard of it. But in my mind, this is exactly what it looked like. It's so, so beautiful, Artemis. Thank you and Nao for taking pictures of it (for me 😊). Now I'm gonna look at them again and keep dreaming (the dream hasn't ever left. Funny how these things stick).

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