Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snow

Not a promising start to the day. Cold, grey and overcast. I spent the morning wrestling with my PC, trying to persuade it that it really does have a scanner connected to it. But I looked up from my desk at lunchtime and discovered a cloudless sky, glorious sunshine, and no wind. Perfect for a walk in the snow.

I know that some of my readers have had quite enough snow for the time being. But anyway, you can join me on my walk if you like.

The Aurochs in the field just down the road seemed to be happy enough, munching their hay. And the crags in the canyon seemed be outlined like chalet roofs by the snow.



















The way the sunlight played on the water, and the little rocky pools outlined by the snow makes me think of water nymphs.




















The sunlight was streaming down at the end of this tree tunnel, as if you were about to walk into tropical heat. And Frosty was waiting to greet me just outside a farmhouse on my way home.




















The lime kiln is covered in snow, and there are icicles that have formed inside its tunnels.




















These evil-looking sheep (noble-looking?) graze at the top of the cliffs. A bit farther on, my path home always rewards me with a view down into the river valley.




















And finally, down to the old mill and across the river to get back home.

11 comments:

ReedBunting said...

Very pretty! Did you build that snowman? It looks quite surprised and worried - and also rather French somehow.

French Fancy said...

It's so pretty where you are - I bet its made even more enchanting with the snow.

Mark said...

I like the sheep - noble, I'd say, which is hard for a sheep

Molly Potter said...

Ansolutely stunning Coge. narnia?

We are brown, slushy and urban here. Yay!

Cogitator said...

Well spotted Molly. The view, with the bright light at the end, and all the snow, made me think of the snowy arrival in Narnia of the kids in the Lion etc. The doctors say they can't do anything for me :)

mondraussie said...

Lovely photos!

Lia said...

Not being allowed out in the snow is annoying me. The family won't let me out 'cos I fall over too much. So for me this was a very refreshing post. I got to go out on a walk, how brilliant. I was almost getting cabin fever again.
I like Mr French Snow Man, i too thought he "looked French" lol.
Narnia sprung to mind as well for me.
You do indeed live in a lovely part of France.....not that I am envious or owt!!!!!
Much love
Lia
xx

@eloh said...

What a lovely walk, you are blessed with such beauty.

You have lots more snow than me... but we are never supposed to have any.

I remember the tree tunnel from one of your walks a couple months ago.

the fly in the web said...

Thank you for such beautiful photographs...almost reconciles me to the weather!

Pearl said...

Beautiful! I've never seen, in person, anything like it...

And an Auroch? I don't think we have them here. The look formidable...

Pearl

Mimi Lenox said...

These are just stunning photographs. Sqqqquuuuuuueeeee!!! So glad I spent time here today. Lovely lovely lovely.....

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