This morning I have finally figured out how to get outside and take some macro photos of frost without losing my fingers to frostbite. I just went straight outside whilst I was all toasty warm after being in a hot bathroom, wearing fingerless gloves, and managed to last about 15 minutes before my left hand froze. Strangely my right hand, the one clutching the camera, stayed warm! This works a lot better than doing my outdoor chores first and then trying to hold a camera when my hands are already half frozen and I don't know why I didn't think of it before!
As you can probably guess, there is next to nothing happening in the gardening department. I always wanted a bog garden, but not one like this. The only news on the self-sufficient-ish front is that Rachel the Rouen duck has come back into lay after stopping around September. We haven't had a single egg of any sort since well before Christmas so this is a nice surprise and it's duck egg tortilla (the Spanish omelette kind) for dinner tonight.
The following are pics of ice crystals and frozen raindrops on grass, a feverfew leaf, a primrose, moss and an unknown weed.
In the absence of bugs, I've been photographing water droplets and feathers and water droplets on feathers, and raindrops on grass, involving sitting on the soggy lawn in my fetching waterproof trousers. Here's a couple of these shots which I already shared on facebook and G+ but not here, as I didn't know where to put them. They sort of fit this post.
One day I may get back into my veg patch, but whilst the temps are supposed to go back to unseasonally mild again, the rain is not letting up any time soon. In the meantime, I'll just take photos of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..... (I really have been taking loads of photos of Hallie too so will share them soon!).