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Reeds through the year

I created a mosaic of my reeds photos, one taken from each month of the year:

reeds mosaic

And another more random one, which looks fun!

mosaic of reeds 2

I like this one too!

mosaic of reeds photos

Happy Christmas to you all!

December Reeds

I took these pictures earlier in the month before we had about a foot of snow.   If I have time over the next few days, I’ll try and pop down there and take some snowy pictures too.


They are getting back to the very dry and old stage I remember from early spring.

reed head and berry

The sun lights them up.

golden reeds

I like the contrast here between the dark row of reed heads and the light ones in the foreground which have the sun on them.


sea of reeds

I shall be quite sad to finish my monthly documentation of the reeds’ progress and will have to think of something else to observe… I have a few ideas.

Snow Days

Along with most of the UK, we had a few inches of snow yesterday.  I went for a walk in it; I love the crunchy feel of compacted snow under my boots.

fountain in Belle Vue Park, Newport

The fountain in the park had a nice white coat.

snowy fence

So did this fence.


I love the contrast between the crisp, glistening snow and the peeling, dilapilated paintwork.

old whiteheads works, Newport

Meanwhile the view through the fence to the abandoned steelworks site looks like a lunar landscape.

tracks in the snow

The car which left these tracks looks as if it had an interesting drive up the hill (it’s one way so I’m assuming the driver was parking and not skidding downhill!).

Dewswood roundabout, Newport

We had another few inches last night – I went for a walk tonight and took these photos with my mobile phone in the early evening.

snowy branches

The snow remained on the trees all day despite the sun shining.

snowy night

This looks like a visitation from on high!  Actually it’s a telephone wire (or similar) and the glare from a street lamp.

snow shadow

And it’s bye from me for now!

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