One frost does not make a winter….

We have had very mild weather in the UK,  temperature wise, despite all the bluster and buckets of rain. So it was rather refreshing to have a beautifully frosted morning yesterday, especially as I had an old friend visiting from Melbourne. We walked around Blenheim and the years of separation slipped away. We met in 1987 while working in Mildura, Victoria for six months, and again once about 10 years ago when we stayed with him in Melbourne.




The frost cleared in the sunshine quite quickly, but shaded areas retained the frost for sometime.

PENTAX ImageMy friend stayed with us only one night and I had to put him on the train back to London before my late shift, sadly. He is staying in London, then off to travel Europe for a series of concerts. Let’s hope it’s not another 10 years before we see him again.

The palace and gardens at Blenheim are now closed for the season, but the grounds are open to visitors. And if you’re local there are several ways in which do not require a ticket 🙂


Author: Sarah

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6 thoughts on “One frost does not make a winter….”

  1. Nice pictures Psue.
    Last time I went to Melbourne (It was a good few years ago) picked up a hire car at the airport but the main road into town was a toll road. You had to get a token, you couldn’t pay cash and there was nowhere at the airport you could buy one according to the car hire staff. Great stuff doing the back roads at night while trying to find the hotel.

  2. No, I swear it ain’t a green hedgehog!
    I begin to doubt my cough medicine!!!

    Always so good to see old friends, lovely pics.

  3. I can see what you mean about the green hedgehog, Christina… wouldn’t take much to photo shop a face and legs onto it!

  4. Nym, I particularly like your canal pic, reminiscent of boyhood in Warwickshire where the canals wend their way among undulating fields.

  5. thanks Janus. I love the curve and it looks different every day in different weather and seasons etc.

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