Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Before the melt


Just wanted to share some photos taken before the snow melted - this seems like a distant memory now, but was only last week!



this is a cricket pavilion....on open forest and has to be fenced off during the cricket season to stop the animals roaming all over it!



Looks like a lot of people have enjoyed the slope here down from the trees.  I remember sledging here myself as a kid....very paintful too, as my dad had made a wooden sledge with the rungs the wrong way round....ouch!









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  1. Beautiful pics, Ann. Love the pavilion.

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    1. Thanks Pat. It was a little late in the day when I took these pics, but at least I captured the atmosphere lol.

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  2. I love this kind of snow. Fun to play in for a short time and gone soon. :) We only got a little bit of snow so far. I was hoping for a tad more. :)

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    1. I know what you mean Cris, it was getting quite slushy in these pics.

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  3. Briefly a winter wonderland. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Sorry Ann, bird brain of Britain meant have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. ....So glad I'm not the only one LOL :)

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  5. Lovely photos! I especially like the last one where the sun is trying hard to shine through those wintery clouds.

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    1. It was trying to shine, but the clouds won. Bet you guessed where this was too!

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  6. Nice shots, Wintry and gray . . . .looks like New Jersey, Ann. That's about all the snow we've gotten here too. It was 70 degrees here today, but I think more cold weather is on its way. Of course, I probably will be kicking myself for saying that we haven't had much snow, when we get dumped on!

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    1. What is the weather up to! We obviously had snow, now gone, but have endured days of solid rain!! Wonder if the snow will return before the winter fades away?

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  7. Mmmm.. lovely pics! Now i want to go sledding.. or better yet.. tubing on the hills. :) What fun!!

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  8. They're great photos and a fun memory too! I saw our big sledding hill last summer that we went down as kids, and for some reason, it didn't seem quite as daunting! :-)

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    1. I know what you mean, I suppose when we were kids everything seemed bigger!

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  9. Yes, our snow has disappeared too. Yesterday was so warm I sat out on the deck and read in the sunshine.

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    1. Sounds so nice to sit out in the sunshine and read...I'll keep dreaming! lol

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  10. Lovely pictures but not exactly enough snow to complain about! (Now when I was a kid…….. wink, wink LOL)

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    1. Isn't it just!...I remember etc etc :-)

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  11. The landscape looks beautiful!!! All these pictures have a magical atmosphere! I am very impressed!

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    1. Thanks Stefanie, yes it was lovely to see.

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  12. Son unas fotos muy bonitas, puedes hacer alguna pintura muy hermosa a partir de ellas :))
    Un abrazo.

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  13. I would love to wake up and see that through my window! And to ride on a sledge would so much fun!

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    1. It was lovely Lorik, all gone now though...never mind, we look forward to it again one day :)

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  14. lovely photos Ann, look a lot like Canada right now! I got caught in a snow squall this morning then it cleared up within the hour.

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    1. ....and I expect you take it in your stride Christine. Here, a little adverse weather causes chaos! Lol

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  15. I remember the chaos caused by a little bit of snow in UK.... you should try living through a Canadian winter! However, winters are not half as snowy here as they used to be. Hardly any snow on the ground at the moment, but I'm sure we will be getting a big storm before the winter is finished with us. Meanwhile.... it's -15C outside this morning,

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    1. OMG Shammickite -15c brrrr! Don't tell me, that's some sort of heatwave! lol :)

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  16. Hi, Ann,
    I love to make the second photo into watercolour. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. By all means Sadami, please use any of these photos for your art. I meant to add that to this post, so anyone else out there who would like to make use of them, then please do.

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