Are you in need of a bit of warmth and sunshine after what's been a wet weekend for much of the UK? This gorgeous robin, taken by Kaleel Zibe from RSPB Images, is just the thing to brighten your morning!
Let's hope the weather picks up soon...
Add that extra sparkle to your home and show-off your creativity and skills to friends and family this weekend.
Nature has an abundance of materials that with little effort can be transformed into unique decorations.
Over a couple of quick lunchtime walks around the The Lodge this week, I've managed to amass a good armful of pine cones, and I've even found some great things to do with them!
Three things to do with a pine cone
Put pruned vegetation to good use
So, there are a few ideas from me. What ideas can you creative people come up with?
Some of you further north may have already had a touch of frost this year, but as I went to my car yesterday evening and was forced to get the rough side of my squeegee out to remove the ice, it definitely felt like winter for the first time.
This macro image of frost shows us the crystallisation of water in amazing detail and is evocative of all things winter. This is another example of a great photo taken just up the road from where I'm sitting.
See shots like this, and others on a massive range of natural subjects at www.rspb-images.com.