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The first snow of winter

The day started with falling snow blanketing the surrounding countryside. As the morning progressed the snowfall subsided and we decided to brave the `elements` and equipped with camera, we set off to explore. We soon found that, although it looked very pretty, it was not going to stay long. It was very `slushy` underfoot in places. Looking up the hill neat Overbury Hall did look rather winter like, as this image shows. A close up of snow on the edge of a roof.  Patterns formed by the snow and the structure of the barn. The scene by Layham Mill, including the little snow covered island used by our resident swans. A couple of images of the playing field. And finally, Rosey, having ducked under the fallen branch, makes her way down the centre of the road. Wouldn't do that normally! Home      Forward        Back

Winter comes with a vengeance!

Winter struck at the beginning of December with a very sharp freeze, then some snow. After that a respite until 19 December when we had a really good snowfall. Having not had a good snowfall for some time, I took to the lanes (with boots) to get some photos - it was spectacular. Which way to go first - if you can read it! Yes, the frost was severe! From our guttering. Church railings Everything had a layer of snow on it. No one has been this way today. Even the most familiar places take on a new perspective in the snow and a few images near home illustrate the fact, for me at least! Next day the cloud had cleared and the images had the benefit of a blue sky. Normally a large grassy play area for the kids. They were there later playing snowballs. From the far side of the MIll Pond and looking toward the footbridge. Similar to the above but including the mill House. Just catching the morning sun.