Cabin fever was building yesterday so we rugged up and headed out for a brief walk. It was brutally cold in the wind but bracing and refreshing as our faces tingled and our ears chilled.
The stark, coldness of the day was mirrored in the bare branches of this very tall tree in the car parking area.
But along the roadway and around a corner, in a more sheltered spot here was this tree glowing orange with such warmth.
Then an early appointment this morning saw me visit Plimmerton where I spotted the sun shining brightly on Mana Island.
However a slight turn southwards showed the real weather on the mainland.
The winter season can present a range of guises to wonder at and enjoy.