Another Planet Penny Happy Friday moment

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Last week it was lovely to see the other blogs that joined the Planet Penny linky party and to read all about everyone elses happiest moments.

This week has been very busy on the day job front and the weather has been definitely wintry, even with a mini-blizzard when I was in Ikea in Leeds briefly on Wednesday.

But this week’s happy moment was not a bit of retail therapy. It was a collection of wonderful moments that filled one of my early morning walks.

One of my favourite routes is to leave my house and walk towards the school and church, crossing the old bridge that goes over the canal. Although we had gales earlier in January, this morning was completely still. So still that the water on the canal was hardly moving and the dramatic sky was reflected back almost perfectly from its glossy surface…

Canal reflections Happy Friday Planet Penny

It was very cold but not frosty and the water was still but not icy.

Canal reflections 2 Planet Penny Happy Friday

Although it was around 8.30am, the sun had just got up over the horizon and while it wasn’t out, it was lighting up the clouds, producing some interesting and dramatic sky views. Combined with the mist and haze at ground level, it turned my morning exercise into a really magical walk…

Magical light 2 Planet Penny Happy Friday

Magical light Happy Friday Planet Penny

Magical early morning light on a January walk Planet Penny

It can be quite difficult to be motivated to get out and get some exercise in January, even with New Year’s resolutions but I was so taken with trying to take photographs of the light, the water and the sky that I strolled along quite happily and did my planned three mile walk without wanting to turn and head for home early.

When I got back home it was turning out to be quite a bright morning and I had a quick check in the garden and saw these beauties peeping out from under the weeping silver birch… Snowdrops are one of my favourite flowers and they are a welcome sight. The promise of spring not too far around the corner…

Snowdrops Planet Penny





24 thoughts on “Another Planet Penny Happy Friday moment

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Thank you for visiting and sorry to be a bit slow to respond – my internet has been a bit poorly xxx

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Thank you for visiting and sorry to be a bit slow to respond – my internet has been a bit poorly xxx

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Thank you for visiting and sorry to be a bit slow to respond – my internet has been a bit poorly xxx

  1. Robbie says:

    Your winter walk looks amazing. Love the still water reflections. A very happy moment for sure. I find carrying my camera really helps on walks. Helps me to focus on my surroundings more.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Thanks for visiting and for the comment – completely agree about carrying a camera although I find my phone takes better pics than my camera!

  2. Ali says:

    Wow your photography of the canal are amazing. I really liked seeing the changing views depending on the light. It’s also great to see some flowers at this time of year. Have a happy weekend.
    Ali xx

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Thanks Corine – the interesting light on some days makes up for the dull and grey days like today x

  3. Ginny says:

    Your canal photos are so atmospheric. I have been writing a Snowdroppy post for my blog for next week, with the question has anyone seen any this year yet. So yours have beatten me. Perhaps I will have to change it to has anyone seen any wild one.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Ginny – I can’t believe how early mine have come out. They must love that little spot under the tree xxx

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Thanks Laura I think a few daffodil bulbs are just poking through the soil now – that’s a real sign that spring is not far away x

  4. VeggieMummy says:

    Lovely sky photos – I like a nice cloud or two! I spotted some snowdrops in our garden this week; it’s so exciting to think that Spring is just around the corner. have a good weekend. x

  5. fiddlyfingers says:

    What wonderful photos. The skies are magical and the reflections in the canal are so perfect. And what a delight to come home and find a clump of perfect snowdrops. Plenty to feel happy about in this post.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Its fun – thinking about a happy post makes me look for more happy things about the week, which is always good in January!

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