14 January 2021

Snowy

This morning I leapt out of bed and threw back the curtains. Now that wasn't supposed to happen - Snow! And it was still falling.

After breakfast I ventured out to feed the garden birds though it wasn't long before the seeds and suet were hidden by  falling snow. Our sheep - Beau and Peep - were wearing snowy blankets and our fox  - Fake Fred  was almost suffocating in the white stuff.

At half past ten there was a knocking on our front door. It was lovely Sophie - a thirteen year old girl who lives across the road from us. She had been sent home from school because of the snow and could not get in her house. Naturally, SuperPudding was here to save the day! Their front door lock is ridiculously stiff and it's awkward for the key to turn but with my super powers I had no difficulty.

After a BLT sandwich and a mug of coffee I decided to head out to take some photographs. Stubbornly, Moody Clint refused to take me anywhere. 

"No freakin' way man!" he said. "Look at that snow! I would be skiddin' and slidin' around like a freakin' ice dancer!"

I protested, "But I own you! You do what I want. Not what you want!"

My pointless protest received a mouthful of South Korean obscenities.

Alternatively, I found myself trudging up to Ecclesall churchyard. It's somewhere I have taken pictures before in snowy weather. I gathered plenty of images but these were I believe the best:-



43 comments:

  1. Those are wonderful photos! Your snowy day is beautiful!

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    1. I was walking in a winter wonderland.

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  2. What beautiful pictures. You should thank Clint for baulking at your request. Gave you another chance to explore your own neighborhood. I love fresh snow. Next to beautiful trees and clouds, snow really warms my soul!

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    1. When you lived in your mountain eyrie, you saw a lot of snow. Our little dusting must seem like nothing compared with the mountains of Colorado.

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  3. The last photo is a cracker. It all look so pretty.

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    1. There was no wind so the snow lay easily on the trees and gravestones.

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    1. Is is the grave of a man called Malcolm, the only son of Norman and Ena Proudlock.

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  5. I LOVE these! They are not only beautiful in the photographic sense, they evoke such feeling. Yes. Good one, Mr. P.!

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    1. Glad you liked my pics again Ms Moon.

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  6. Always winter, never Christmas to quote from the Narnia books.
    Mornings look like dusk, the Xmas lights are gone.
    The Snow Angel made me think of Jessye Norman whom I have been listening to on YouTube. There's an interview with her on BBC Hardtalk.
    She left us too soon.

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    1. Sorry to say that I am not as cultured as you John so I never heard Jessye Norman sing.

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  7. I love these pictures! I am also glad Clint refused to take you elsewhere. It looks like the neighborhood is quite beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for calling by again and leaving an encouraging comment Terry.

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  8. Jessye Norman Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, Wagner (YouTube).
    Stephen Fry: Wagner and Me, BBC. (YouTube).
    C.S. Lewis said the Before and After of his young life was discovering Wagner.
    Roger Scruton wrote a brilliant book on Wagner, Penguin.
    Jessye Norman died 2015.

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  9. Stephen Fry - Tristan Chord (YouTube).

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    1. I am just a plodding Yorkshireman of coal mining and farming stock. You cannot expect me to listen to that highbrow stuff for it flies over my head like swallows in summertime. I will stick with Black Lace and Ronnie Hilton.

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  10. You saved yourself from some snide remarks about snow when you went out in the snow and got some photos.

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    1. Snide remarks from you Red? That would be out of character.

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  11. We're voting with everyone who loved the snow on the angel picture.

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    1. She's praying for Britain's Brexit vote to be revoked.

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us.
    As for snow covering the bird food, don't you have a bird house? My parents have one on their balcony, it keeps the seeds etc. dry and the birds take turns in flitting in and out of the house.

    Great for the neighbour girl that Super Pudding was there for the rescue!

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    1. Yes we have a bird house with a little roof but we have three other feeding locations. Not all garden birds are able to access the bird house.

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  13. Lovely photos. I have always found it very tricky to capture falling snow with my camera.

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    1. The human eye is more discriminating than the lens of a camera.

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  14. Superman YP to the rescue, what would we do if there wasn't a man around the house? You capture the beautiful grey foggy snow of yesterday, well done Clint for refusing to take you a drive.

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    1. Tittering ladies would be lost without upstanding gentlemen like me - providing a private, bespoke emergency service.

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  15. You've brought out the very best in the snowy weather YP. For a moment I thought Fred Fox was real, and you were about to go and dig him out!
    Much as I love to see the snow, I think I'd be staying in the kitchen looking out of the window, hugging a piping hot mug of coffee!
    Naughty Clint - you've got to show him who's boss, but maybe he was concerned for your safety too.

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    1. Clint is a lazy ass and one of his tyres has developed a slow puncture too. He laughs every time I pump it up with my foot pump. Have you got a car called Fernando CG?

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  16. Snow always makes everything look so beautiful. Lovely photos YP.

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    1. It certainly makes the world look different - especially when it is fresh.

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  17. How do the salt gritters drivers get to work? I like the cemetery snow photos especially. Very Gothic.

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    1. Perhaps they live at the depot, sleeping on camp beds and singing sea shanties till the ice and the snow appear.

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    2. Looks like the angel is wearing her fur boa to keep warm. Clint would be happier down here. We have no snow, just lots of rain.

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    3. Trouble is we couldn't afford the house prices ADDY!

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  18. You look cold in that last picture. I suggest warmer clothing. PS - this may help in your dealings with Clint: https://ubitto.com/blog/10-korean-swear-words-you-should-know/

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  19. Clint is an obstinate creature. Perhaps the little pudd that everyone is waiting on is taking after him. In any case, I am glad that he refused to take you out. The pictures are always nicer when you're on foot.

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    1. I guess you get piles of snow in wintertime in Pennsylvania.

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  20. Just been reading the Waitrose " Weekend" newspaper and who did I see? A photo of Ian and Henry !.... an article about mushrooms!
    Re the advert last post....I assumed, wrongly obviously, that the other man in the ad was the brewing chap!

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    1. You are of course forgiven for that small error Frances Sr. An article about mushrooms eh? That must be fascinating. By the way Frances Jr is now in the maternity hospital. I am still waiting for the call... slightly anxiously now if I am honest.

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    2. Sounds like she has dodged being induced? I can't recommend being induced...with a breech birth! Hope all goes well. Will check later for an announcement!

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    3. No induction. She is here!

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