A Wintry Scene
This is the beautiful view, I looked out on, over Glen Doll, on my last big walk.
It was a really cold, icy day and the frost was thick and crunchy underfoot.
Glen Doll lies within the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. The views are stunning - steep cliffs, heather slopes, fast flowing streams and valley meadows. The streams were growing ice, like something from an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture and everything lay under a blanket of white. I felt like I was in Lord of the Rings, as I trekked along the icy path. It is just a pity that I didn't have Legolas with me.
I am hoping that looking at some of these wintry photos, will inspire you to take a photo, post it and email it to me at email@example.com, by the 20th December, for this month's edition of No Croutons Required.
This month I would like you to post a festive picture, something that will bring us a taste of Christmas. It could be a picture of food, Christmas decorations, a wintry scene which I have opted for or maybe a photo of your Christmas tree.
No recipes required this time.
Just have fun with it.