There's something delightful about the crunch of crisply frozen leaves beneath the feet and there was no shortage of them at Hatfield Forest this morning. I allowed a little extra time for my journey to work so I could park at the main entrance and walk to the cafe. The thick frost was enough to tempt me to do this but the warmth of the early morning sunshine was just the icing on the cake. Scenes that look rather less enticing in grey, wet conditions took on a magical appearance in the glow of the low winter sun, with the coating of ice crystals sparkling like diamonds.
18 January 2017