A wonderfully wild, wet and windy first day of the year. Heavy rain lashing the windows and high tides swelling against the sea wall. The wind is from the south, gusting to 54mph, rattling the rafters and tearing at the trees. There's a new moon to see in the new year and that must be auspicious - it's certainly making its presence felt.
Happy New Year everyone, Happy New Year.
The picture shows the view through my window at 09:48 this morning, Wednesday 1st January 2014, looking out over Southampton Water, Hampshire.