On Friday the snow came down. Lots and lots of lovely, beautiful, calming snow. Well it wasn’t so calming for most of the folks living up here on Waltons Mountain as the farmers were pulling cars out of the ditches and up the hill for most of the afternoon. Luckily I got back home just as it was realy coming down thick and fast and trusty little Tigger made it through and only floundered a wee bit in our yard when she had to plough her way through 1 1/2 feet of snow as I tried to get her into the garage.
Saturday was a day to just go out walking with the camera and make the most of all the gorgeousness. The sun was shining and it was just a joy to be out and about.
Neighbouring horses enjoying the sun. Kids out sledging, dog walkers enjoying every moment. Honestly the place was just abuzz with folks, so unusual!
Remember how I said the snow the other day was all so monochrome, all shades of black white, white, white and grey? Well on Saturday the sun really brought out colour, colour and snow.
From this tiny baby tree with its precious faded gold leaves bravely clinging on to the miniature branches to all manner of colour….
Vibrant green like sparkling jewels in the hedgerows. Look down and you see a treasure worthy of a King’s ransom.
And this, oh how I love these leaves, just look at the colour, the richness, the texture. These are ornaments, decorations fit for the finest palace, nature’s very own house – the countryside.
And this, a tiny wonderland, almost a miniature Avatar landscape perched on an old wonky fence post. Tiny velvety green trumpets pushing upwards to the sun.
And I couldn’t resist a bit of man-made colour – in the pink, tying up an old gate.
Snow and sunshine really bring out snapshots of colour scattered here and there. “It’ll rain tonight, this’ll be gone by tomorrow” said Emma as she dragged kids on sledges along the lane. It was hard to imagine this perfect lanscape could change so fast. It made me really appreciate every moment of that walk.
Emma was right, by Sunday morning we were back to a dull wet landscape and all snow beauty had vanished in the night. It was something to treasure, to remember and savour on a ‘normal’ wintry wet day.
So this morning I look out at wind and rain and a pretty unappealing view from my little window in the study. I shall look for good views in cyberspace today as I catch up with blogs etc that I have missed while we have been without Internet (yes forgot to mention the lack of Internet over last few days – deep, deep joy – not!) and here is somewhere for you to jet off to on the net if you fancy seeing some of my Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes recipes for free, they are featured in YOURS online magazine right now, just click on the title name there and you should zap right there.
I’ve also got more recipes featured in The People’s Friend (print) magazine this week, my drop scones (pancakes) even made it on to the cover!
So there we have it for this morning, snow, sun, rain, Internet, magazines and life in general. Monday I guess in all her glory!