The illuminated Lausanne Cathedral
as the bells rang out to celebrate the New Year!
The crowds were dense, but we found a bench to sip our mulled wine
which I had made at home and put into thermos mugs!
The tower was bathed in a deep blue light afterwards
and the crowds dispersed to continue their celebration
or to go home
I'm not a night owl, so I did the latter!
A delicate sunrise taken from my balcony with the cock on the church steeple.
I enjoy my daily walks and loved these tiny oval red berries
hanging on the branches like Christmas lights.
The centre of a beautiful Amaryllis bloom which opened up on Christmas morning.
A late afternoon walk with sun-kissed branches and a waxing moon
rising higher in the sky.
I decided to crochet a Temperature Blanket for the very first time.
These are the colours that represent the temperatures in the first seven days of January.
Cool colours, which are my favourites.
The average daytime temperature has been around 6-7 Celsius.
The dominating colours so far are Wisteria and Sherbet.
The middle round of the small squares is the coolest temperature of the day
and the second round is the warmest.
I'm using white to join all the squares.
I couldn't resist getting a small pot of sunshine in the shape of these yellow Primula.
My daughter and I went to see the new film version of the musical 'Cats'.
It was very good. The costumes and settings were wonderful!
We had already seen it in London some years ago on the stage.
The Magnolia buds look very promising against the Winter's sky.
A small perfect rosebud was still blooming in one of the neighbourhood gardens.
Tightly encased catkins still know that they have to wait a little longer
before stretching their limbs!
I have used this image for my January header.
It's a subtle reminder that Spring follows Winter.
More catkins in the park nearby against a gorgeous limpid blue sky.
Another beautiful sunrise in shades of pink, blue, lilac and purple.
This one inspired me to take out my coloured yarns to start a separate crochet project
Here are all the colours.
Seven squares already joined in a row.
I'm considering adding single coloured squares to frame the others.
I've chosen Bluebell to do this.
This month of January is full of new energy
and we're already gaining an extra minute every day.
We are getting some grey days but a generous amount of sunshine and clear blue skies as well.
January doesn't need to be dull
it can be whatever we want it to be!
We just need to seek out the colour and beauty around us
and if we can't see any ...
well, let's just create it!