January 2nd 2012
After two days of wet unsettled weather this morning showed a bit more promise with fleeting patches of sunlight moving across our garden, my wildlife pond was clear but overflowing but the sun came out long enough for me to capture a clump of snowdrops which were almost open compared with the photo a few days ago.
I've always tried to climb up Pendle Hill early in the New Year and today was our first opportunity. It was soon apparent that as we climbed Pendle several other people had the same idea. Its becoming a local tradition to climb this hill the highest locally (1,831ft) to walk off all the over indulgences of the festive season.
My wild life pond overflowing across the pebbles
A patch of sunlight on the snowdrops (an optimistic sign of spring)
A steady stream of walkers making their way to the summit
Red adds a bit of depth to the picture
Looking north to the hills of the Yorkshire Dales
Heading down off the ridge