Hello my dears, it has been lovely to see so many of you around here lately. Firstly, thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes. I am still celebrating with tea and cake of an afternoon!
Like so many people at the moment I am spending an inordinate amount of time gazing at the snowy landscape. On Sunday that was the view out of what was once my bedroom window at my parents’ house. So much snow! A Winter playground!
It has been a dramatic week weatherwise. We began with Monday‘s brief smattering of snow but that lasted no time at all.
For the rest of the week there was a hard frost underfoot whilst grey clouds hung in the sky. I revel in the ever changing view across my lake but, it has to be said, it was looking pretty grim.
However we did have this rather charming fellow to brighten the view and accompany us on our afternoon stroll.
Things changed as the week progressed and, by Friday morning, the snow had begun in earnest and, soon, the ground was covered.
Exciting as this was, I have to admit, the view was still looking a trifle dull.
Those of you for whom Winter usually means several months of snow covered ground may be slightly bemused by the sudden explosion of wintery pictures flooding the blogosphere but here such weather is infrequent, short-lived and met with great excitement.
The Little Man has loved his trips out in the snow. Everything stands out against the white backdrop so he can easily see the dogs bounding around and the geese hissing at his ankles demanding food. He has also spent a lot of time marvelling the swirling flakes through the window.
Sunday saw even more snow fall and everywhere was now covered in a thick, icy blanket.
Surprisingly I have found it rather difficult to snap the views across the road this week. I have come to discover that my lake photography revolves around two things: the sky and light, especially how the light plays upon the water. With the dense cloud cover my favourite vistas appeared dull and flat.
By Monday, I have to admit I was feeling a little low.
Imagine my excitement when I looked out of the window to be greeted by this:
Slinging the Little Man into the Ergo I practically ran across the road to soak up the rays.
My view was back!
This charming fellow came to say hello, probably excited that the lake was thawing before our very eyes.
Forgive me for the excessive number of photos but this is the only sun we have seen for over a week and it only lasted one, precious hour. I am trying to drink it in!
The reflections on the water were wonderful to see…
and the light illuminated snow, making it glisten as the shadows stretched across the ground.
Thank you for indulging my snowy snapshots. See you again soon! x