All at Burnside is frozen, 'Earth as hard as iron. Water as stone', to quote the great Gustav Holst. The smoke from the hearth rises unhindered into a starlit sky, and the mercury has plummeted.
In spite of the bitter conditions, good use was made of the day, by topping up the freezer with venison. At the very least Christmas dinner is now assured!
The mid winter sun at 1.10 p.m. today, as it skims through the frozen birch woods. At this latitude daylight is a privilege.
The deep mid winter. 'Earth as hard as iron. Water as stone'. The view north from Burnside.
Christmas dinner assured. Come what may, we shall eat!
Stay warm. Stay safe.