January 2

The festive season has quietly past and January has arrived bringing winter .Today is crisp and bright .At this time of year the sun rises over Stanton Moor and breakfasts and coffee are illuminated by fantastic light. Often low cloud and mists make for a dramatic and atmospheric light show.We take an afternoon walk in the cold on one of the “Rivendell Round” walks we invented. It is a beautiful day and we are completely taken by surprise by an incredible Starling murmeration that has made its home not 1/2 mile from our front door.The show is not only a surprise but also spectacular in the dying orange light.A great start to the year!

Listening: The Gentle Good “Ruins”