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Glimmer of sunlight

By BillRookery
Taken yesterday morning at sunrise on a cool and frosty start to the day
Bill

Mince pie
This year it is estimated that Brits will consume over 350 million over the festive period, with each person eating an average of 27 mince pies every year
It was once illegal to consume these popular festive treats on Christmas Day? Banned by Oliver Cromwell and by extension the Church of England. Anyone found baking them would be punished, or as more often happened, encouraged to inform on the customers who ordered them.

In order to fox the Church, mincemeat pies became smaller and easier to hide, where once they were much larger, made from meat and used to feed whole families

Tags: Sunrise Trees Woodland Autumn leaves Stonewall Landscape and travel Winter morning Frosty morning Moss and lichens

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19 Dec 2019 10:28AM
Well shot Bill great composition and presentation David 😎
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 10:29AM
Wonderful, Bill.
19 Dec 2019 10:44AM
The divine 🎆light of Christmas, i presume
and no mince pie for me: Mr Cromwell, sleep well in your grave
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
19 Dec 2019 10:44AM
Lovely shot Bill, beautifully taken.
As for the Mince Pies, I will be abstaining this year.
If anybody wants to have my 27, feel free. SadSad

Dave.
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
19 Dec 2019 10:51AM
Lovely image Bill, the light is beautiful.

Angela😄
19 Dec 2019 10:56AM
Beautiful Autumn scene Bill, lovely light,
Fred.
19 Dec 2019 10:56AM
This is beautiful, Bill, wonderful woodland sunrise!
Fascinating about Mince Pies too 🙂

Dave.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 10:58AM
Very nice Bill. I love the way the low sun appears through the trees.

Phil.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Dec 2019 11:50AM
Hard to imagine mince pies being banned by the Scrooge-like Oliver Cromwell, glad I didn't live in those times 😟 A lovely woodland scene here, Bill, the hint of sunlight coming through is the icing on the cake 👍
Trev 😀
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 12:37PM
Excellent BillSmileSmile

Cliff
19 Dec 2019 12:45PM
Beautiful image Bill, presented as usual by your magic touch!
Geoff
Ps. Out of U/As, put right tomorrow.
Geoff
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 1:10PM
A bit of the optimist - love that Bill.
KateGrin
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
19 Dec 2019 2:51PM
Very beautiful work Bill!!!

Arne Smile
brian17302 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 4:31PM
Superb image Bill
Goo narrative too
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Dec 2019 4:39PM
Well spotterd Bill.
Ron
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
19 Dec 2019 4:40PM
Stunning capture Bill
Davy
19 Dec 2019 6:34PM
This is lovely Bill. Sunlight between the trees a wonderful scene. Debs
19 Dec 2019 8:04PM
Super shot Bill. Cathy
richmowil Plus
12 465 2 England
19 Dec 2019 8:12PM
Excellent Image Bill
Mike_Smith Plus
14 817 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 8:56PM
Superb image Bill, nicely composed
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2019 11:01PM
I don't like mince pies!!
but I think this landscape is beautiful!
20 Dec 2019 8:48AM
Smashing image, Bill.

John Smile
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
20 Dec 2019 9:20AM
Stunning capture Bill
Ian
16 Jan 2020 7:12PM
Wow Bill such unusual light on that tree , almost like an xray !
Brilliant shot !
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2020 2:57AM
Lovely light coming through...
Isabel GrinGrin

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