Last weekend we had a walk on Epsom Racecourse with my in-laws. It was a bright sunny day, but very cold and the wind was bitter. But the views were good, as was the lunch!
Even in the middle of the day the frost refused to melt where the sun had not been on it. No racing today! (I think the racecourse is probably under a few inches of snow now.)
The winter jasmine in my garden is in full flower now - it seems to thrive on this north-facing wall.
It makes a lovely contrast with the cotoneaster horizontalis.
The blackbirds love these bright berries.
I'm always amazed how these delicate little flowers survive the low temperatures.
Well I must go and check on my Christmas cake now, which has been in the oven for 4 hours and making the house smell wonderful! I know its a bit late, but it I'll still have a chance to 'feed' it in time for Christmas.