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winterwinter2Jack Frost has come and even the sheep in the fields are frozen.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Each week WordPress provides a new photographic theme for creative inspiration. We take photographs based on our interpretation of the theme, and post them on our blogs anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme is announced.

Talking about labels, I love the design of Frank Cooper’s marmalade label on this ceramic pot. Last year I visited Mirren’s exhibition at the Jam Factory where Frank Cooper’s marmalade was originally made. The restaurant place cutlery in these old jam pots and I longed to own one so was delighted to find this one on eBay. It gives me much pleasure to see it on the table whether it is holding cutlery, flowers – or homemade marmalade.

The bleak midwinter is the season for Seville oranges and there is nothing more satisfying on an icy day than working in a steamy kitchen making marmalade to be eaten on hot buttered toast. And I had the fun of designing the label using traditional letterpress letters.

A friend commissioned me to provide two of my photographs as a gift to her Valentine. We settled on black and white images which are abstract and work as a theme. Caldbeck Graveyard and Frozen Derwentwater are both deep, cold and wintry and the images bring back happy memories of holidaying in the Lake District. We walked on a frozen Derwentwater and could see tiny flickering fish below the ice although I had to resist the temptation to walk to the island. If you are interested in buying photographic prints, email me to see a selection.

…beat shopping any day. So when Hattie and I awoke to a beautiful winter morning, off we went for a winter walk. We talked about winter, took photos of winter and completed our exploration with hot chocolate and mince pies at the bridge.