Fallen Tree in Hoar Frost

For most of the year running up to the December that this picture was taken it was quite marshy around this tree in Cossington Meadows, making it difficult to get to – not that I didn’t try, I just got a bit fed up with having to cycle home with wet trainers after each failed attempt. This cold spell made reaching it possible though as the ground was rock solid.

A funny photo this – it’s not glossy or romantic, doesn’t feature a killer composition or great light, hasn’t been tarted up to make it look like a work of art and doesn’t ask the viewer to question their very existence – but it still causes me great happiness because it reminds me how great it is to see the changing seasons and to be able to experience them rather than watching their passing from a car window on the daily commute.

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