THE ICY grip of winter took hold of the district this week.
And Observer photographer Jon Mullis wrapped up warm to go out and about to capture the scene.
Cloudless skies and a covering of frost made Tuesday and Wednesday particularly picturesque.
Jon captured a rare glimpse of a kingfisher during his travels as temperatures plummeted to a more than chilly -6C at night.
Freezing temperatures are set to continue this week and into the weekend, though highs of 5C can be expected during the day.