Six word Saturday


Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

IMG_2191But I’m one of the lucky ones- safe and warm!  It must have been a horrendous Christmas for those who were flooded or without power.  Nothing to do but try to smile and carry on.

Here, it’s been a mixed bag.  I didn’t have much luck on the beach at Crimdon on Christmas Eve.

I should have kept my eye on those clouds!

I should have kept my eye on those clouds!

The blue was disappearing at an alarming rate!

The blue was disappearing at an alarming rate!

Our skies have been very mean and moody!

How about this for a mean and moody sky?

But I wanted to reach the end of the cove

But I wanted to reach the end of the cove

I think that might be far enough!

I think that might be far enough!

Time to make a break for it!

Time to make a run for it!

Of course, we got wet!

Of course, we got wet!

But 2 minutes later, it looked like this.

But two minutes later, it looked like this.

Then we had a decidedly frosty day- our first this Winter!  The park looked very pretty.

Crisp and clear!

Crisp and bright!

The wildlife pond was looking rather handsome

The wildlife pond was looking rather handsome

But cold!

(if cold)

And part of the pond was frozen.

And part of the pond was frozen

But I loved the drama of the light.

But I loved the dramatic light through the trees.

Since then the winds have been wild, but I have no reason at all to complain. I’m sitting tight with my little snowman friends.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

Hope you’re having a peaceful time in these days between Christmas and the New Year.  I won’t be around for Six word Saturday for a week or two.  Keep Cate company, won’t you?  And a very happy New Year to you!



  1. he sì, il clima è molto diverso dalla mia Toscana, ed anche i colori, ma tu ne hai ugualmente fatto capolavori di fotografia, bravissima, ho amato molto il sole drammatico fra gli alberi, passa una bella vacanza cara, io sono appena tornata e già la rimpiango…a presto
    he Yes, the climate is very different from my Tuscany, and also the colors, but you’ve also made masterpieces of creative, talented, I really loved the Sun drama among the trees, passing a holiday, I have just returned and already regret … see you soon

    1. Coming home is no fun, Ventis. I’ve brought a raging cold back with me- not quite part of the plan. I’m blaming my husband (of course! 🙂 ) But we had a great time. Hope you did too. Belated Happy New Year 🙂

  2. Yes, its been cold out there but your post warmed our hearts with everything pure and beautiful. Happy New Year my friend. To an amazing 2014 full of everything good, adventurous and exciting!

    1. We were very lucky overall, Paula, but there was a lot of erosion and storm damage to those cliffs. There’s a caravan site up on top! 😦
      Have a peaceful and happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, Suze 🙂 Got a few things planned.
      The Christmas tree is on its last day or so. Usually I leave it up till 5th Jan, but it’ll have to come down unceremoniously on New Year’s Day. The happiest of New Year’s to you. All the very best for 2014.

  3. That’s the cold, gray December that I remember in the UK Jo. Terri and I spent a few Christmas holidays in London, and for us it was a time to hibernate and decompress. Both our jobs were particularly high stress in Nov. and Dec, so it was so nice to be able to get cozy in our flat, watch videos, eat, drink and be merry – particularly when the weather outside was frightful. Have a Happy New Year. ~James

      1. Only way to be! March forward head held high and do all you can to enjoy what you have so glad I love the simple things 🙂 So much joy I find in the tiniest of things 🙂


  4. Great photos Jo. I love the beach, it looks amazing. The one with the trees and the light shinning through is spectacular

    1. It’s ten minutes up the road from us, Col, in what used to be the collieries. They’ve done a good job at reclamation but there’s quite a bit of subsidence with all the fierce weather. Thank you! Hope 2014 is spectacular for you 🙂

  5. BRAVISSIMA!!! Very well composed post! I’m crazy like that. Still going further and further underminding how quickly the weather changes. I take those kind of chances. It’s nice to hear you did it there as well. And that dramatic light through the trees … BRAVA!

    1. Thanks, Smidge 🙂 I can picture your home, all cosy and warm, as I write this. Bet you had the best Christmas! Every good wish for the coming year, to you and yours.

      1. Me too but sadly I’ve had to deal with my father’s cancer for the last six months and six more months of chemo. It has been a very very difficult year. I’m here in AZ with them now and it is so hard.

      2. I wondered how it was going for him. Haven’t seen all your posts lately so didn’t know if you’d talked about it, but I know it’s very personal and not so easy to do. You have to be strong, hon. For him, and for your kids. Big hug 🙂 Life’s hard sometimes.

      3. Thanks Jo. He is doing ok but hard to see him like this. I know it will get harder as the chemo goes on. I’m so lucky I can come out and be with my mom and dad. Yes I don’t share it on my blog as it is too personal. Thanks for your caring words. I will be strong and yes we have all seen many hard times throughout our life. Thankfully the good always outweigh the bad. Take care! 🙂

  6. Jo that shot through the trees is stunning.
    I loved sharing your walk along the beach, it’s amazing how quickly weather can blow in like that! I was on the beach here today, it was bright but windy….not as windy as the last few days but the blue skies and sunshine were a lovely pick me up 🙂
    Have a lovely trip to winter sunshine, and I’m sure you’ll manage a few dry beach walks!

    1. The walking group in the Algarve are a fit bunch, Seonaid, and me and the camera sometimes have trouble keeping up, but there is one walk into the interior I’m really looking forward to. And I’ll take a beach walk almost every day- why else go to the Algarve? 🙂
      Thank you for your kind words and support, and my very best wishes for 2014.

  7. Jo, I don’t understand this with six words … after reading this post. Love you beach shots …. I would have enjoyed taking that walk with you.
    I have seen on TV about the flooding over there … how terrible and the flooding are getting more and more severe by the years. It’s all about the Global warming … I truly believe it that. Over here we have storms after storms – no chill … Madrid had -3 the same day up by the Polar Circle we had -6.
    I feel so sorry for those people that are hit by the flooding. Quite a few people here in the South has been without power after the storms, but I have been lucky.
    Love the trees and the light.

    1. Oh, sweetheart, I know it’s silly! I’m up to no. 95 of these and I’m going to 100 (pure perversity!) then stop. There aren’t any rules to the challenge and I joined it when I was new to blogging, but hardly anyone uses six words- stop! It’s a good idea but I abuse it.
      Weather!! It’s wierd. I had a beautiful walk round our marina today but before that was hailstones- then sunset.
      I’m watching an Abba documentary. Mick loves them and it seems to be a Christmas tradition. Brings me closer to you. Big smile 🙂 And hug!

      1. Jo, I love your way of thinking .. regarding the six words – I would never manage to make a post with only using 6 words.
        So keep on doing what you have been doing – like it!!!!
        ABBA – the best thing since sliced bread in my book. I just love them, very happy music … not much happy simple music around those days.

      1. I think you must still be up there in my top ten most popular people! 🙂
        Seriously, I hope 2014 brings you all you hope for, Jill. Let’s make it happen!

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