It was wet all day yesterday with sleet in the rain... and I was woken during the night by the sound of the gutters overflowing during another downpour.
I was delighted to get up this morning to see the rain had stopped.
By the time I was ready to go out the sky was blue and the sun was shining... but it was very cold.
It was a bit treacherous underfoot so I kept to the grassy verges for a bit of grip.
The shadow is mine... I was going to delete this image but it does show off the low winter sun.
I used the steps up to Haydn's Pool..... the path was covered in ice.
Haydn's Pool was frozen..... a dry bed throughout the summer drought.
Refilled just a few weeks ago... the rain of the past few days has increased the water levels.
After a summer of no water for the birds it's full...... but frozen over..... and not a bird in sight.
I left by the back door... there are 37 steps.
I counted them as I descended... 39 steps sounds better.
Witton Brook lies below and is the stream used to refilled the pool... it's quite steep.