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frost on the plants, tree still on the weir

November 30, 2012


It was very cold again this morning and there was even more frost, although the remains of the sunrise cast a pinkish glow over the sky. It wasn’t nearly as sunny today first thing.

I went for a walk until my fingers stopped being white and numb – took about half an hour of brisk walking.morningice-on-nettles

Frost covered plants persuaded me to be a bit creative with my photographs and I took various pictures with mixed results.

I quite like these nettles with a covering of ice – pictures like this do start to look a bit samey after a while though.tree-and-gull2

The tree is still stuck on the weir. It looks a bit sad really. There’s not enough water in there to float it  – and I think the tree’s wedged on some concrete.

Rella’s gone to Bristol – half the track’s been washed away and there was a bus link for part of the journey – so it was just the three of us for dinner. I found an old pomegranate which I did a painting of weeks ago and I was about to throw it away when my hatred of waste instinct took over. I opened it carefully and found that although the outside was hard and leathery, the seeds inside were sweet, red and juicy. It was delicious. Obviously the leathery pomegranate is the one to eat (maybe that’s just in this country).

I added the seeds to some red cabbage and onion (which I’d chopped finely and fried in some olive oil with chestnut mushrooms and some grape and chilli jelly) just at the end of the cooking. Very tasty; pretty too.



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