Final Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the last Friday of the year, so it’s the final Friday Photo Challenge set by Postcard from Gibraltar. Today’s theme is winter, I’ve tried to find non-Christmassy ones…

These snow drops were in Austwick in North Yorkshire, a village well known for it’s snowdrops. My friend and I had been walking round to Norbers Erratics, a glacial stone formation, we returned via Austwick and saw a lovely bank of snowdrops. It had clearly been a bit of a damp walk! I love the droplets of rain hanging from the petals.

I rather like a good frost, it’s good for the garden, breaking up heavy soil and killing pests, and it looks rather beautiful. These little guinea fowl chicks get moved around the garden regularly.

A Snowy Garden

Snow looks very pretty when it first comes down, when it settles on every little twig, so long as you don’t need to go out in it, in which case it loses it’s appeal very quickly!

Cross-stitch snowdrop

I’m trying to put together a seasonal display of cross-stitch smalls. This little snowdrop cross-stitch was one I stitched many, many years ago and it sat in my workbox waiting to be made into something. I finally got round to it this year, it’s made a very pretty mini pillow.

Frosty morning

As you can see I have had my ducks for quite a while too as their backs are covered in moss.

Frosty morning

A sharp hoar frost can look beautiful, highlighting every leaf and blade of grass.

This little chap was quite happy in the cold weather, he lives at Harewood House in the bird garden.

Final photo goes to Rosie and Lucy, enjoying a walk in the snow up the garden and out onto the back lane. Lucy has clearly decided it’s worth eating!

For more winter photos follow the link to Postcard from Gibraltar.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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7 Responses to Final Friday Photo Challenge

  1. tialys says:

    Lovely snowy and frosty photos – I’m with you on the looking at snow from a distance though 😉

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Very wintery. I love to see hoarfrost we rarely have it here.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautifully burrrrrr! Enjoyed all the photo’s – Happy Healthy New Year 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kathyreeves says:

    That snowdrop photo is fantastic, you should print and frame it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. What a lovely picture of the snowdrops! Beautiful! I like the snowdrop pillow too, adding the pearls makes it so elegant. Cute pups!

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  6. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely photos, particularly that snowy garden and the heavy frost. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. prue batten says:

    Wonderful photos. I love the way snow and frost highlight structure in a garden. These are so atmospheric.

    Liked by 1 person

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