Posts Tagged ‘walk’

Stone cold face

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The other day, I went out for a walk to look for some photos to take. I wanted to see if I could find some snowdrops. I love snowdrops, not just because they’re so beautiful, but because they’re a sign that winter will soon be over and Spring is on it’s way!

When it was very snowy I had wandered into the local churchyard because I could see a stone angel that I wanted to photograph. She was nice, but not brilliant because close up there wasn’t much detail or definition in her face. So I had wandered further into the churchyard, which I’d never done before, and I found a beautiful full length statue of a lady leaning against a cross. I took lots of photos of her face until my fingers got so cold I couldn’t take any more.

I wanted to go back again on my walk and take some more shots of her, but would you believe it, after a twenty minute walk, just as I got there, it started raining! So it was camera back in the bag and no photos!

Here’s one of the shots I’d taken previously. I think she’s beautiful. I want to go back and see what her age is, as the base was covered in snow when I first found her. As well as the beauty of her carved face, I love the way that weathering has gently coloured her and given her a bloom to her cheek.

Stone cold

More snow

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The snow had just started to think about melting yesterday. It was falling off the trees, and the roads were clearer, but there was still lots of snow on the pavements.

But now it’s back! It started snowing yesterday evening. It was very fine, not great big fluffy flakes like last time, so I didn’t think it would do much, but it did. This morning there was another 5 or 6 inches of snow on my car, and lots at the side of the road. My road has been reduced to one lane where there’s deep snow at the sides and tyre tracks have been imprinted into the middle of the road. I don’t know what happens if a car meets one coming the other way!

I went out to take some more photos as the snow would be looking nice and new and white. I wear my wellies as the snow is too deep for my walking boots, and I put them on the heater for 5 minutes. When I put them on, they’re lovely and warm! There was no nice blue sky today, no sun and it was very cold. I wanted to walk further than I had done last time to get some different views, but I changed my mind as my fingers soon became so cold that they were hurting and didn’t work properly.

So I turned back home to the warm and put a chicken casserole and baked potato in the oven. Nice warming comforting food, just right for this sort of weather!

This photo was taken of the last fall of snow in the village where I live when the sky was blue.

Footsteps in the snow

It’s been snowing

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

It’s been snowing here for most of the day. The forecasters have been promising snow for some time, but they’d got it wrong and we just had frost and ice and it was really, really cold.

But today they got it right. It started snowing at around 10.00am. I was actually looking out of the window at the time and saw the first flakes floating down. Before long it was snowing really heavily, coming straight down and getting thicker on the ground. Everywhere looked so pretty blanketed in white.

After an hour, I knew the roads would be likely to be impassable unless the gritter lorry had been out, and it probably hadn’t had time. I was due to start work at midday but before I had time to phone and see what was happening, they phoned me to say don’t come in as they’d decided to close.

That was a relief. The roads can be so treacherous when they haven’t been gritted. At around 4pm it stopped snowing for a while, so I wrapped up warm and went out for a walk with both my cameras to look for some nice snowy shots. The snow was nice to walk on as long as I was careful not to slip. It was the sort that squeaked as I trod on it. I was pleased with the photos I took, and will add one here soon.

It started again before long, and has been snowing all evening. I looked out just now to find 6 inches of snow on top of my car. Freezing has been predicted for tonight, which would make the snow very slippery. I shall go to bed now, and worry about tomorrow in the morning.

Holiday

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I spent the first two weeks of June on holiday on the South Coast. It was lovely! The weather was good, and I was able to relax and spend time doing things that I really enjoy. I love being by the sea, and walking along the beach listening to the sound of the waves.

I love beach huts, piers and seagulls and I managed to find quite a few of all of them in different places. Of course I came back with lots and lots of photos! I’m still sifting through them choosing the best ones to keep and deleting the ones that are duplications or not very good.

One of my favourite seaside towns to visit is Swanage in Dorset. It has sea and steam trains – two of my passions – within a few minutes of each other. I can watch a steam train come in, then walk through the town and sit on the beach, then walk back to the station for the next steam train! There aren’t many places that you can do that!

After wandering along the pier, I went on a cliff walk which was lovely. The view was amazing. I had to keep stopping just to gaze out to sea and take photos. I took quite a few of the wild flowers on the cliff edge with the sea behind them. I love the contrast of the shapes and colours, and the delicate flowers against the blue ripples of the sea.

This is one of my favourites which is also on my Flickr photostream.

Cliff top view at Swanage