For the third year since I have lived in the Middle East, I have spent time in December in the UK with close friends. This time, I spent time reflecting on the next part of life as this three year contract winds down. Coincidently, many of our rambles took us to gardens or homes with lovely waterways whose images reflected the December skies and colors. I illustrate a few below and provide a link in the title of this blog to more; do check them out. The first image below is from Wakehurst, first visited in 2007, the second two from Morden Hall Park, the site of an early snuff mill.