As we drove out yesterday morning it seemed as if Winter had arrived. It was misty and damp and the trees were noticeably leafless on the land exposed to the wind and the rain on the heights overlooking Loxley and Bradfield Dale. The top road from the village of Worral to High Bradfield runs through farmland and moors with one or two farmsteads and an isolated convent building, chapel and cottage guest house, the home of an enclosed community of Carmelite nuns.
Down in the sheltered valley the trees still retain their leaves.
It was just as misty and murky by Damflask Reservoir and no sailing boats on the water.
Last week I spent most of the time moving furniture around which involved emptying cabinets and then rearranging china and glassware. The dresser was given two coats of Annie Sloan paint in Paris Grey, but now needs waxing to preserve the finish. When I'm able to put the plates back on the shelves I'll post a photo.