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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Yet more snow ........

A selection of photographs taken from the front doorstep around a couple of hours ago.



Most of the snow slid off this bench, but it has started to build again now!









Even since these were taken, the snow is still falling heavily.

xxx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Orange!

Still, the snow is falling.


Last night, it was falling as heavily as I've seen it for quite a few years. But eerily, everything seemed to be bathed in a strange orange glow .......
It isn't street lights, because I don't live in town. This was taken at around 01.00, with the camera sitting on a stool by the open front door, set with a 2second exposure. It really has captured what it was like!


By the back door, you can see how much snow had fallen by looking at the wheelie bin! Once again, you can see the orange glow in the sky.


This morning at 11.00am, this was the view through the patio door!



It really is beautiful, but I want it gone!

xxx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Winter has Arrived!

It's not even December yet and we have snow. I think almost the whole country has had some during the past few days!

I took these this morning, from my front doorstep.

The telephoto lens has foreshortened this scene dramtically. The big white sign is actually much further away than it looks here! The sky was sooooo grey when I took this.


Cotoneaster.



Cotoneaster again, with frozen droplets of water on the leaves.



A few blades of grass poking up through the snow.



One end of the patio wall.


I think the snow is very pretty, but I hate the problems it causes. I was supposed to be taking Jodie and Grahame to a studio lighting course in Elgin tomorrow (Jodie modelling, Grahame and I just two of eight photogrpahers who were going to be photographic her), but I have had to pull out because the road conditions are just too treacherous! I'm gutted that I had do it and I feel awful for letting Jodie down, but it would have been foolhardy of me to even try to get there.

Roll on spring.

xxx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night!

I've been a bad blogger again and missed a couple of weeks. Ooops!

Hallowe'en is a big deal for my family and friends. The kids enjoy it, but we adults have an even better time and always spend a lot of time and effort into making our costumes!

We party at Jodie's house .......



My girls take their good looks from me, obviously!


The cute werewolf had no idea that Nosferatu was behind him!


Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett were there .....


amongst many others!




Then we make our way through the streets .....



.....to our local pub.


Karaoke cuties!


Aaaah, such fun!!

Roll on next year!! :-)



Last night was Guy Fawkes night and we had our annual bonfire in my paddock, with all the family in attendance! We had a wonderful fun-filled evening of fireworks, food and drinkies and it was FABULOUS!!

Unfortunately, only one of my pics was any good and it was this one!

This is the guy that Kerry, Simon and the kids made to sit on top of the bonfire. He was very happy looking, considering he was just about to go out in blaze of glory!

xxx