Midnight Snow

For three days it rained non stop, right up to 11pm last night. Then we went to the kitchen about 11.30pm to make a cup of tea to take to bed and through the window we saw

Snow

It’s been a long time since we saw ‘proper’ snow and we ran to the conservatory and opened the door and stood watching, as big clumps of snowflakes floated to the ground, and stayed. It made us smile and wonder. The world was quiet all of a sudden, the traffic noises deadened in the whitening. I grabbed my phone to take some pictures, but it gives an other worldy orange filter to everything

So I took some from all our windows and converted them to black and white

We spent a long time watching it, and were glad that we could enjoy it and not have to go anywhere in the morning. But we got up this morning and it had gone. It left us as swiftly as it arrived, with only a vestige of it’s former self on the lawns and shed roofs. We sighed, our winter wonderland was a fleeting visitor, and I’m glad we didn’t miss it.

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Tomorrow we are expecting Storm Barbara, with gusts of wind between 50-70mph.

 

The calm before the storm.
The calm before the storm.

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A busy day today so an early start, and a very frosty morning with a lovely sunrise, so got the ball out and hey presto, done for the day!

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Frego said she wasn’t staying indoors all day just because it was raining, and went out to shoot some puddle reflections.

 

Didn’t last long though.

 

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We had plans for a grand day out today, but the cat’s been a bit poorly and didn’t want to go too far.  The weather wasn’t as nice a yesterday either,  but around 5ish it seemed we might get a nice sunset.  Frego thought we should get somewhere close to home on higher ground than where we live so we could get some cool shots, so I took her up to the Angel.  There was a low bank of thick grey clouds on the horizon, so knew the sunset wasn’t going to be great, but for a little while  the higher clouds above got some lovely pink tones and we managed a shot.

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Frego’s shot 🙂

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I did these in B&W, because today has been grey, and windy and rainy, and it was  horrible going out to shoot the tree. Took my umbrella to protect my camera and lenses whilst I was changing them. Didn’t take the tripod as carrying camera bag, umbrella and that would have been too much, especially as the wind was trying to steal my brolly, so had to use a high ISO.

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I think you can make out the silvery water streams running down the bark.

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and finally I chose this next one as my shot of the day because I can see a treeman with rain dripping off his nose, blowing raspberries at the weather.

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