Winter Light

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day! The light was so bright and for the first time in days I could see how high the sun is now, not disappearing behind the hills until after 4pm. It cast long shadows, and as I walked around the garden with the dogs I captured some of the impressions it made on me.

Click on any picture to take a closer look.

To celebrate seeing the sun again I also baked some delicious Peanut Butter Cookies which captured the sunshiny feeling too…


For the recipe, hop over to visit Gwynne at The Crafty Cook Nook. Her recipes are always amazing, as are the titles of her posts – this one is called “Itโ€™s Wednesday. Have an Amazingly Delicious, Naturally Vegan, Crunchy Peanut Butter Oat Cookie.” Love it!

Hope you all get some sunshine this weekend!


38 thoughts on “Winter Light

  1. How lovely to have a hedgehog family in your garden, we haven’t seen any here in our garden for years. Its great now the day light hours are getting longer too, spring is around the corner (I hope!)

    • We haven’t seen them since the autumn, but assume they are safely tucked up in there! I’m happy to have them as they help keep the slugs under control. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. The sun is very welcome when it puts in an appearance between the storms. I like your photo of the shadows on the rock – very artistic! Hope you get plenty more sunshine over the weekend.

    • Thanks Sarah. We’ve had two dry sunny days in a row now and I was actually able to do a tiny bit of tidying up in the garden… great feeling to be outdoors again. Have a good weekend!

  3. I always look for un upturn in the weather around Valentine’s Day. I’m sure there is plenty of winter left on our plate, but I am looking forward to a big helping of spring! It’s wonderful when the days begin to get longer…your photos capture the feeling perfectly.

    • Thank you Marian. Even if we do still get some cold weather in February you are right – the lengthening days make it easier to bear! Have a good weekend!

    • Thanks Janet. I made the most of it this morning too and tidied up a tiny area where my pulmonarias and hepaticas will flower… So good to get outdoors again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. It’s wonderful when the sun returns after a long absence, makes you feel that spring can’t be far away. In spite of all our rain and hailstones, the birds think its time to be nest building, they think spring has already arrived!

    • The birds have been chirping and busily inspecting my nesting box too. And with the mild temperatures and sunshine I do feel quite optimistic! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. It’s great when you can detect those subtle changes Cathy. Not much in the way of sunshine here yet this weekend but there’s still another day to go ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I hope you get some sun and that nasty storm isn’t going your way Anna. I hear the west and south-west has been battered again. Have a lovely Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Peanut butter cookies – yum! Though chocolate chip is always my first choice. Glad you are enjoying the sun. Here we are getting even more snow – this winter there is twice the normal snowfall so far.

  7. You did a great job of capturing that sunlight! What a nice showing after so many grey days. There’s just a little light left for me to see when I leave work, it’s exciting to know we’re turning a corner again and headed for warmer days ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your snowdrops will be up in no time!

    • I have noticed a major difference in daytime hours too – no lamps necessary when I go out with the dogs first thing, and the blinds aren’t closed until after 5.30pm! Those snowdrops are coming… if we have a bit more sun it’ll be any day now! ๐Ÿ˜€

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