This was the view from the first floor looking down on the garden mid-morning. Then below was at ground level through the kitchen door.
It’s very pretty and very cold but also rather wonderful with a strange and dramatic light as the day draws on. Luckily I checked the street and discovered the branches of the bay tree at the end of the garden next to the boundary wall were horizontal over the pavement at head level. So rather reluctantly I had to get out the secateurs in case someone got a shed-load of snow down their back or worse a poke in the eye. But other than that it’s an indoors day with a spot of marmalade making.
The recipe is for pink grapefruit marmalade from Salt-Sugar-Smoke- Diana Henry and this quantity is made from four large and luscious fruits. It’s new to me, I usually make Seville orange marmalade, but it’s a great flavour and it was very straightforward to make. It’s also a very pretty pink which glows through the glass and makes a warm contrast with the magical view outside.