I don't know what it is about rain in January but somehow it's British weather at its bleakest. I took these photos from the top of a Park and Ride bus on the way into Oxford this morning. The view was not exactly promising but there is a strange, bleak beauty in the combination of rain, traffic and condensation.
The weather has been like this most of the day but just to counter the wintry grey here are some irrepressible spots of colour to cheer the soul (not from the Park and Ride bus this time!)
|Chocolate hearts in Whittards...|
|A window display in the Covered Market with good advice for a January day...|
|Flowers that say "Spring is coming!" in The Garden in the Covered Market...|
|Tulips that say the same...|
|English purple sprouting broccoli - it may be January but not everything is grey...|
... even in England!
And for a soundscape ...