This afternoon my Husband and I went for a walk to see if there were any snowdrops out yet...
... they were just beginning to flower under the protection of the giant oaks.
There were also a lot of fungi,
amongst the fallen logs and moss.
We found some beautiful forms of lichen
and teasels standing tall.
The sun was out,
but there was still a thin layer of ice on one of the ponds.
Walking back into our village and the catkins were dancing in the wind
and we discovered a bush covered in purple ivy flowers.
The sun has now set and there is the possibility of snow forecast for tonight, so tomorrow the landscape may look totally different.