But anyway, here is my entry:
Winter for me is about our family having fun together in the snow, then warming up in front of the wood burning stove whilst drinking hot chocolate.
The photo is First-born starting the long slog up our drive to our warm house and that hot chocolate - enough to make anyone smile! And, yes, the backpack was full - and quite heavy.
We had braved the elements yesterday (thermaled up to the eyeballs, naturally!) and walked and slid our way down to the local shop for in a (not very) epic expedition for emergency supplies ..... milk, eggs, crumpets and a trashy magazine! Needs must eh?!
Below is a photo of the topmost part of the very steep road down to the shop. The photo does not do justice to how steep this road actually is. We NEVER drive on it even in the Land Rover when there is any amount of ice or snow. It wiggles down the hill to the main road at the bottom - with no flat bit to stop any sliding before you get there!
A red cotoneaster hedge en route.
I have never seen our telephone wires so iced up!
I was going to enter this photo in the competition, but the other one made me smile more! :)
Ceefer cat is totally unimpressed by the snow!
The animal prints are actually on the ice on the pond.
I had to rescue the brassica cage before it broke this morning.
Last-Born and her friends built a new snowman yesterday as they had decided that the remains of the old one was just "too freaky"!
Is it just us that thinks he looks like a gargoyle?!
.....or maybe a left over angel from the 'Blink' episode of Dr.Who? Oh let David Tennant come rescue me with his sonic screwdriver and the Tardis!!!