Misty morning walk

I was lucky  to be out and about early enough this morning to catch some beautiful misty scenes on the local army land.

Misty sunrise

Lone tree

Down in the valley

I love having an excuse to be back out in the early mornings…….

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Introducing the hairy hound! Another collie wobble who had found himself having hard times but who was thankfully rescued by a wonderful charity and then rehomed with me. He is a fab boy who is fitting in beautifully.

I found this and thought it was so apt. “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”

Well I definitely have room in my heart for my Small Hound and my Hairy Hound.

The Weather….

….always a fail-safe topic of conversation (or even the subject for a blog post!)! I often wonder where us Brits would be without it. I know I will always resort to it if there is a slightly long pause in conversation but then I spend a lot of time outside dog walking, kayaking and running so I suppose that, for me, it really is quite important :-)

Which leads me nicely onto the photos I want to share. When I was checking my camera I couldn’t believe these two photos of exactly the same spot. The floods before Christmas really were breathtaking.

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But sadly the endless rain has meant there have been few opportunities for stunning sunrises on a frosty morning. These were taken a little while ago on one of the only very cold mornings of the winter that we have had so far.

Frosty Sunrise

Frosty warmth

And this is the only slightly pretty sunrise that I have managed to catch in the park.

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Fingers crossed there will be more cold and frosty mornings before Spring arrives.