Here is a narrow boat, winter ready, with logs piled up on its roof and moored on the northern reaches of the Shropshire Union Canal (affectionately known as The Shroppie) near Bunbury Locks. I imagine with the logs burning on a cold winter's night the boat will live up to its name and everything will be 'wine and roses'. My photograph was taken in December when it was muddy with rain rather than firm ground solid with ice and snow but we all know "as the days lengthen the cold strengthens" so a supply of logs was a must in 2015, not to mention the added warmth of the contents of the coal scuttle on the banking.
By contrast this photograph was taken in June when it looks as though someone with forward planning had split a nice pile of logs to dry out in the sunshine on the Cumbrian coast
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojouring at L here