It is easy to see why natural pools are often known as ‘Sky Mirrors’.
In winter, with the reeds and marginals cut back, the huge reflective surface appears twice the size and mirrors the sky.
Our Ellicar natural pool sits in the centre of our garden- with coloured willows and bright red cornus stems fringing the water’s edge, and the beautiful grasses and seedheads left standing in the naturalistic borders for winter, the reflections in the pool are superb.
With an early morning frost to highlight these delicate stems, lit up by the low winter sun, the effect is just magical.
Natural pools really are as beautiful in the depths of winter as the height of summer.