“A tradition is kept alive only by something being added to it!” Henry James.
Friday 3rd January 2020
A brand new day of a brand New Year saw me having late lunch with my family next door and my daughter Victoria’s in-laws. It was a relaxed, pleasant afternoon that culminated with all of us and Woody enjoying one of our Best New Year traditions the family walk to inspect the empty fields.
Usually, at this time of year, the ground is hard underfoot, this time, despite the cold winter day, the ground remained soggy from the volume of rain.
Me with good friend Barbara, Victoria’s mother-in-law taking a break and breathing in the fresh air. Have you spotted Barbara’s glass of something warming? 🙂
The walk also allowed me to check the water levels in the bottom pond where parts of it are deep enough to take a swim, not that I’m ever likely to do that!
Losing the light and feeling chilly we walked back home
Just down the valley, in the little market town of Otley where youngest daughter Sophie lives, taking a freezing swim in the River Wharfe is traditional during the morning of New Year’s Day, and apparently, for some swimmers this was something new. Brrr… I’d rather them than me!
Sophie went along to watch them take the plunge and sent me these photos.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020. Word/Photo Challenge ‘Something New‘ from Weekly Prompts., the word BEST from Fandango and Breathe from the Ragtag Community