Monday, 2 January 2012

Let it Snow...

I love the snow. It makes everything so beautiful and brings with it a peaceful hush, except for the crunching of your feet as you walk. It is therefore a great disappointment to me, that thus far it has been an elusive commodity in these parts of the UK. There was not a White Christmas here but actually rather a grey and damp one, which also made it tricky to get out and about with my camera in tow. The cold I can cope with (even when my fingers get so cold I can't feel them anymore as they did when I took these photos of snowy scenes), but my camera and I detest the wet.

These photos were taken in December 2010, in Tintern, South Wales. I got there early before the snow on the branches and twigs could thaw and it looked like a winter wonderland. I was a very happy bunny, especially as there was a cosy hostelry nearby where I got a hot drink and sat near a real fire to thaw my fingers! I am still hoping for snow this winter but in the meantime I hope you had a wonderful Christmas / Holidays and wish you all  the very best for the New Year.


  1. Great post and lovely photographs. Any snow expected soon?

  2. I love these photos, my dear :-)
    Beautiful....but I am happy for the snow to stay away, now I am due back at work tomorrow....


  3. Lovely pictures but I'm also hoping the roads stay clear this week because I have some serious mileage ahead.

    Happy New Year!!

  4. There must be roaring fire in that house in the first photo together with something warm to eat and single malt to wash it down.

    Very inviting.


    P.S. Prayers for your father.

  5. Thank you Michael :)

    Ross and Rashbre - I hope the roads stay safe and clear for you but I still wish for snow too!

    Randall - The building in the first photo is in fact the ruins of St Marys Church which was abandoned after a devastating fire in 1977. The churchyard is still tended though. And many thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

  6. Beautiful pictures, my dear...Each one a "card"....!

    Sad news about Sweetie, I'm afraid. He crossed 'The Rainbow Bridge' late yesterday afternoon. My heart is broken.

  7. We had some snow one day a week or so before Christmas, but I was in work when it was snowing and it was dark by the time I got home... Then it was melting by morning.

    I hope we get some decent snow this winter too :)

    Hapyp New Year!

  8. Happy New Year dear friend

    I love snowy landscapes I just don't want to drive or walk in them :)

    the photos of Max Max below are so wonderful
    he's a handsome fellow

  9. Thanks Naomi - I am so sorry to hear about Sweetie. My condolences.

    Nikki-Ann - I'm glad it's not just me that wants some snow!

    Thanks Dianne :)


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