Sunday, 15 January 2012

Winter Sun

I've been making a painting for the art swap that Micki Wilde is organising over at The Secret Hermit. I'm not going to show the whole picture yet until she's received it because I want it to be a surprise. I'll reveal all in a few days!

Why do some people not like January? I love January! It's like a new beginning, a new page, the start of fresh ideas and a brand new year.
Today the sun has shone all day. Packed lunch and camera in hand there were some lovely sights to behold on this sunny January day.

The first robin I've seen this year sitting confidantly close to the path, all puffed up like a woolly pom-pom to keep warm.

 The first bulbs emerging from the ground. I think I've seen more snowdrops today than I've ever done.

Trees of different sizes
 and shapes.

 Glorious colour
 and trees with a heart.

January is a beautiful month.
: )


MelMel said...

January is beautiful when the weather is like this, sunny and brisk!

How cute the little robin looks!xx

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Mel, yes it's certainly at its best when the sun shines but I still like it anyway! :o)

The Secret Hermit said...

oooh you are teasing me, I can't wait to see the finished piece ;o)

Your January looks different to mine even though we are both in the UK, my January is a rock solid, slippy, slidy, icy, frosty January there was no leaving the house for me this weekend :(


Robin Larkspur said...

Glorious photos of trees, I love them all! Can't believe you have bulbs blooming already!

renilde said...

I love your January, i'll try to like it a little more ;) x

Tammie said...

so many gorgeous photos! I love that oak tree, love!
I also sent Micki something... and a girlfriend shared the painting she did for her. your mailbox is going to be filled with treasures!

Carol said...

I agree, I love this time of year (unless we are under lots of snow!)Beautiful photos, our snowdrops aren't yet in flower but the hellebores are blooming.
Carol xx

Purpletreebird said...

I think we've been lucky here so far. No ice, barely any frost, I think I'm going to be in for a shocker when the winter decides to finally arrive!
Jess x

Ren said...

I love January too Jess! All that time ahead of you, untouched, unplanned... waiting for all sorts of wonders! Lovely pictures as ever, Ren x

Amalia K said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! I think I agree that January brings that lovely feeling of new beginnings...although here we have lots of rain. Lots and LOTS of rain.

Trish said...

Wow....I love your walk. What beauty you

Clare said...

January is indeed beautiful - I love the picture of the heart in a tree. January always feels exciting and filled with newness and promise.

Victoria said...

Wow..dazzling post..trees are part of my heart and soul! Beautiful! And I am in love with that sweet little robin..gorgeous! Wonderful post..thankyou for sharing your magic and beauty always!

rachel awes said...

i look forward to seeing your painting! + your photos are JanuaryBeauty for sure!

Ginny said...

January can be an unpredicatable month in Georgia but I love it anyway. I'm just not too crazy about the dull dreary days. I love it when it snows which is rare.
Your trees are incredible. I love to look at any kind of tree and your pictures were beautiful.
I can't wait to see the complete painting. I know it will be beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Say hello for me to Mr Woolly Pom Pom! So far the over due sharp frosts don't seem to have nipped the Spring like January in the bud, hope it doesn't.