Posts Tagged ‘ snow ’

April Fooled

Which is what seems to have happened, what with snow to the top of the hedges and the woods gone all Brueghel. For those of you lucky enough to be in other parts of the world, this is what it looks like now. ‘Oh to be in England now that April’s there’ – Home Thoughts from Abroad is the title of that poem, of course, and I bet most of us are thinking the other way round just now.

Alex Ramsay

Alex Ramsay

Alex RamsayAlex Ramsay

Came down for breakfast this morning to find that daughters home for Easter had remembered the date and consequently filled coffee jar with raisins, put eggs in unlikely places etc. However we managed to catch one of them with heavily salted early morning tea. Revenge (unlike the tea) is sweet . . .

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Snow, ice and fungus

All around a steady drip, combined with the occasional roar as a burst pipe thaws into life. Enough of that. On to the traditional ‘snowy landscape with sheep‘, another unavoidable part of the winter ritual.

sheep in the snow, Presteigne

corrugated iron barn in snow

A brief and bitter walk on Christmas afternoon led past this barn in the last of the light. I found more interest in a frozen stream near our front door, though, before a foot of snow covered it. It might almost have been a photogram by Moholy-Nagy.

frozen stream

Another rather spectacular example of life imitating art appeared in a nearby house where dry rot fungus had spread between two sheets of perspex leaning against a wall. The abstract (about 4 feet high) that resulted when the sheets were peeled apart was a thing of great beauty.

dry rot fungus

All White Now

A long-standing inability to resist a pun is my sole excuse for posting two more snowy pictures. That, and the encouraging thud of melting snow falling onto the skylight over my desk. Will life start flowing again, I wonder, after the strange time out we seem to have had ever since Christmas?

Frith wood in snow

Frith Wood, Presteigne

Shepherd's parsley in snow

Queen Anne's Lace

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