I love the winter, not because I’m an outdoorsy type of person (far from it in fact) but because I love to mooch around the house in chunky knit sweaters surrounded by scented candles. It’s perfectly acceptable to spend whole days inside snuggled under a pile of blankets and that suits Mr F and I just fine.
It’s been really mild this year compared to normal though, so last weekend when we finally got a taste of the wintery weather that you’d expect in December, I decided to make the most of it. The frost stuck around all day whilst the sun shone down from a cloudless blue sky. Seeing it as the perfect opportunity to practise using my camera, I ventured out for a stroll in the woodland nearby.
I love the sound of leaves crunching underfoot. If I see a big crispy pile, I have to jump in… often much to Mr F’s embarrassment!
The ground was covered in the season’s leftovers.
This apple looked like it had been sprinkled with icing sugar… although something tells me it wouldn’t have tasted as good.
By my house is a huge tree stump. With the apples fallen all around it looked a little magical and I was lost in daydreams.
Mr F had returned home by this point and had headed over to see what I was up to.
“What are you doing?” He asked. “You must be frozen!” (I hadn’t put a coat on, what with being so close to the house… rather silly in retrospect).
“Come here and take a picture of this apple in my hands!” I said.
“All these apples are reminding me of Twilight. It’ll look really artistic!”
“Okaaaaay” said Mr F, obviously deciding to humour me. Then looking around uncertainly, “Oh do I have to?”
Me: “Pleeeeease… just make sure to zoom in close and focus on the apple… you know how to focus my camera right?”
One click later and hubby says “Yeah yeah okay I got the shot, now let’s go inside I feel a right prat standing out here.”
I gave up and we went in to defrost under a pile of warm blankets.
Hmmm…maybe I’ll just stick to nature shots next time…!!