It may not have been a colourful (or warm!) first few days of the new year but for me there is much beauty and inspiration to be found in the subtleties of tone, texture and pattern in the frozen world out there.

That said, I do like a good colour fix and have been getting mine here, here, and when these unexpected fellas visit at my window…

It remains a mystery to me as to how these parakeets have taken to Amsterdam’s chilly northern climes with such success!