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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Boxing Day
As it was a fine day, I decided to get a jump start on one of my New Year Resolutions and work off some of yesterday's Christmas dinner by taking Boxing Day walk. It was just a few miles around the back lanes, but it was very pleasant and there was even some blue sky. (I can't remember the last day we saw blue sky.) Near the start of the walk I saw seven magpies today, flying across the clear sky. So I'm looking forward to something silver coming my way before too long. :)

Tree silhouette

On my way back home, I took this quick shot. This year we not only have a traditional Christmas tree in the town square and multiple small Christmas trees decorating the pubs and shops, we also have an illuminated tree in the park!

Tree lights

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: December 27th, 2016 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that first shot of sky and branches and ivy...

How on earth did they get those lights up that tree? Someone must have a cherry-picker!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 28th, 2016 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
The council would have a cherry picker, or otherwise someone climbed the tree. When we had a couple of trees felled recently the men just climbed up (with safety ropes) and sawed off the branches while up there. They're the sort of young men who take part in the pole climbing competition at the Royal Welsh Show.

If you want to skip the axe race, the pole climbing starts at 1:45.

puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: December 28th, 2016 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow! I can't believe the speed they climb at...
From: cmcmck Date: December 27th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
That's quite a sky!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 28th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've had some slightly better weather recently, which is a relief.
From: cmcmck Date: December 28th, 2016 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Below zero with frost and freezing fog here this am!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 29th, 2016 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
It was very cold here yesterday too and the frost has only just melted and it's almost midday.

We had thought to go out for a walk today, but decided that discretion was the better part of valour. The forecast says it should warm up a bit next week, so we'll wait and see.
From: cmcmck Date: December 29th, 2016 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Another hard, hard frost here today- even colder!
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