Winter is here; but indoors two of my four orchids have decided to come into bloom for Advent time; and the other two seem not to be far behind. Above is the first blossom to open up, a few days ago.
Outdoors, it’s cold and frosty now. Today the sun showed its face as well, so I took the camera for a walk into town and back. The first frost always adds some interesting effects to nature. The sun is very low now, even around noon, involving some extra photo challenges. (Some of the photos below had to be edited more than others, or they would show nothing but silhouettes.)
Bridges are the most treacherous places to cross when the cold weather sets in… (This is a footbridge over a railway.)
Heather plantation in the nearby graveyard.
Love the little “fairy lights” showing up in this backlight photo…
Ice has begun to form along the sides of the river in some places.
As long as there is open water, the mallards never seem to mind much whether the weather it’s hot or cold!
In the city centre, the footbridges across the river to the park have been decorated.
The Christmas tree in the square has already been up for a while but is now also decorated. I didn’t attend the ceremony of turning on the Christmas lights in the city last weekend – I had been out earlier in the day and did not feel like going out again…
Couldn’t resist zooming in on this guy walking ahead of me on the street… Brrr! (I know that rolled up trousers, sockless and bare ankles was the fashion back in spring/summer… But in frosty November?! Really??)