Thursday, 12 March 2015

Up North

We've been in Yorkshire for the last week or so to join in big brother's golden wedding celebrations. A VERY long time ago he was a cherubic-looking, curly-haired child and was jolly lucky not to be lumbered with the nickname 'Bubbles'!
The curls didn't last long, however, and he soon became your typical English schoolboy; rumpled socks, scuffed plimsolls, school cap at a jaunty angle. (And, yes folks, I could sit on the end of my very long pigtails!)
We left the South-West in bright sunshine and it stayed with us until it was time to turn off the motorway in North Yorkshire. Was that a bit of sleet? No, it was rather a lot of proper weather!
This was the view when I opened the bedroom curtains the following morning.


We managed a few short walks when the sun briefly shone, looking up to the head of the dale to check the incoming weather and misjudging the speed at which the next great snow flurry would come rolling in!



We turned round at the gate and our backs were layered with wind-blown powdered snow long before we reached home.

It wasn't cold enough to freeze the little waterfall
and by the end of the week the snow had gone. The only white to be seen in my garden and by the beck side came from the snowdrops.
There was a good amount of water in the beck from all the snow melt.
Ee, it wor grand!

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  1. During my time living in England I never went to Yorkshire so thank you for showing the beautiful countryside.,It looked as if it added to the beauty.

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    1. I think that it's a very beautiful county, Barbara, but, being Yorkshire born, I'll admit to being a little bit biased!

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  2. So quickly the white stuff arrived, and thankfully quickly gone. But what beautiful photos!

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    1. You're right, Susan, the snow stayed just long enough to be appreciated and was gone before it became a nuisance!

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  3. It is a pretty place, glad the snow didn't last too long it's very pretty but oh so cold.
    Merle...........

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    1. There were lambs in the field across the way. They took no harm from a couple of days of snow but I'm hoping that that we have come to the end of harsh weather for this year. But it's early yet; last April the roads were blocked and it was so cold that my camera packed up when I went out to photograph the spectacular drifts!

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  4. You take such lovely photos, perhaps you are done with the snow?

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    1. Thank you, Doc. I'm done with the snow but don't know whether the snow is done with me!

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  5. Snow is best when it falls at night when everyone is tucked in and asleep. The next morning it is usually a lovely picture and if it melts and goes away in the afternoon, life is good.

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  6. Wonderful wonderful wonderful photos.

    cheers, parsnip

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