|If you wait long enough - or you're lucky - you will get moments like this|
The first job, after we’ve checked that the water (it comes direct from the stream) hasn’t frozen up, is always to get the coal fire going. It’s so cheering to look up and see a smoking chimney.
|An uplifting sight|
|It's hard not to be contemplative when you are confronted with a view like this|
|There was a winter flowering cherry outside, struggling to bloom. We did a little pruning... and brought a few stems inside|