February has arrived, and with it the first snow of the winter. We’ve missed it so far, so I guess we were due a few flakes. At the moment, it’s enough to look pretty, without causing too many problems. Let’s hope it stays that way.
These aren’t the sort of pictures that I was expecting to be posting for my March landscape, but it really has been a month dominated by snow. We had three days of heavy snowfall and high winds, which caused massive drifts amd blocked the road for nearly a week. Just as that lot finally melted, … More March Landscape: Snowy Scene
Well, that’ll teach me to talk about signs of spring. Since my last post, it has snowed every day. Sometimes all day. Our village, indeed the whole of Upper Coquetdale, is now pretty much cut off from the outside world. Roads are closed across the county, including the A1, the main north/south road. Luckily we … More Snowed In
As I write this, it is looking distinctly wintry outside. We’ve had heavy snow overnight, with more forecast for the next few days, and there were some very cold days this month. However, February hasn’t all been about frost and ice. We’ve had some lovely sunny days too, with the first signs of spring starting … More February Landscape: Signs of Spring
January hasn’t been all snow, but we did have a couple of quite heavy falls, the second of which lingered for several days, so I feel justified in choosing this picture as my January landscape. I’d been walking a new route in the countryside around the house, and was nearly home, when I managed to … More January Landscape: The End of a Snowy Day
We’ve had a fair bit of snow over the past few days, which has made for some lovely photo opportunities. The landscape has been completely transformed, and made unfamiliar. The light has been fascinating, from clear skies and sunshine, through dramatic clouds, to steel grey horizons. The weather is due to change and grow milder … More Snowscapes
Walks in the countryside around our house are usually fairly quiet affairs. Once out of the village, I often don’t see a soul, unless you count the rooks and sheep. Other than the wind, they are often the only sound to be heard too. I went for a walk in the snow this afternoon, and … More Silence
December has been pretty chilly here in Northumberland, although we missed the worst of the snow. The main memory I take from this month is the spectacular stormy skies.
Despite the very best efforts of the French weather, we managed to move as planned last week. It was touch and go for a while with the removal van in the snow, but all ended well, and we are now safely settled in our new home in Northumberland. We left with a lovely reminder of … More A Farewell to France
We’re due to move house on Tuesday, so you can imagine how thrilled we were to wake up to this. The first proper snow fall of the winter. Great timing…