So what should we do? Cancel Christmas? No way! "Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves", said Eric Sevareid. Christmas makes us kinder, better somehow, more mellow and sweet. It waves its magic wand and we are kids again, we enjoy 'the old ways' once more.
So...Christmas and, hopefully, a white one at that. Over the past couple of years, I have had a distinct lack of snowy shots, apart from a couple of Robins at the start of the year, which actually have turned out pretty good for this year's Christmas cards.
The Recently Added gallery on this site saw a bit of a clean-up too. This is a collection of images I've been working on since spring. Due to other priorities and client assignments, they took a back seat for a long time, too long in all honesty, but they are up there now, for your enjoyment - and comment, if you so wish.
With the promise of snow, and temperatures slowly creeping into the minus, I hope you will all enjoy the next few weeks leading up to Christmas and try not to get too stressed out with Christmas shopping!
Before I run, I'll leave you with the fulfilment of an old promise - something else white and beautiful - the wedding of Emily and Calum - one of the most good looking and lovely young couples I've seen!