Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Storm

We were walking around the lakeside at Trentham again on Thursday  - our second walk there this week(see my post of earlier today about Tuesday's walk)



It was cold and slightly damp in the air as we set off along the path.  I was fascinated with the reflections of trees in the puddles

 We passed the bottom of the lake and set off back along the woodland walk

The skies went darker and then the snow came covering us with wet, white flakes that so quickly made us look like walking snowmen.


It did make for some wonderful, atmospheric photos though - worth getting wet for.

By the time the snow had stopped it had turned a brown, wet landscape into a winter wonderland.

The trees looked frozen

Even the willow snowdrops seemed to be bowing their heads against the swirling snow

The dandelion fairy looked quite magical
Time to take a last look at the newly changed landscape

and set off for home to get warm and dry

Have a great weekend everyone.

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  1. What a lovely post, the snow really came down! have a nice weekend!

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    1. Yes, it was quite a storm but was over quite quickly too:)

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  2. Snow changes everything and looks so magical. I love the picture of the willow snowdrops. Have a warm weekend. P x

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    1. Thanks, Patricia - I thought the willow snowdrops look wonderful in the snow:)

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    1. Yes, it was very cold but quite enchanting too:)

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  4. You have captured some wonderful photos Rosie - especially the dandelion fairy. We haven't had any snow here this year -just frost now and then. I hope you had a nice hot drink or some soup once you got home! x

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    1. Oh, yes, Simone it was home to a warm drink and cheese on toast for lunch:)

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  5. Truly beautiful pics, the landscape looks just stunning covered in snow. Stay warm & have a lovely weekend,
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Gilly - the snow makes everything look magical doesn't it?:)

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  6. That snow came down thick and fast around here and school closed because of it, but it took so long to get home, I didn't get home much earlier than I would have if it hadn't snowed! It does make everything look so magical, I love how fast a bit of snow can transform the landscape.

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    1. Doesn't it just? You have had the worst of the snow up there in the Moorlands. As I type this today (2nd Feb) we still ahve little piles of it in the garden but the roads are all clear now:)

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  7. Wonderful pictures..have yourself a warm weekend dear Rosie!

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    1. You too, Duchess - stay safe and warm:)

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  8. It all looks wonderful. One day I'll take a look around the gardens - but we usually get as far as PieMinister!

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    1. Lol - have never been in Pie Minister - must give it a try, assuming they do a vegetarian option of course:)

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  9. It was fascinating watching the sudden snowstorm transform the scene, particularly the trees, from our back living room window. Capturing the scene whilst out walking by the lakeside must have been a different experience. The photos are magical especially the dandelion fairy and the willow snowdrops.

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    1. It did come down quite heavily and we were getting so wet but after it stopped it all looked so lovely:)

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  10. I love the extremes you go to for the fantastic shots! And they are really great. Hope you treated yourself to a nice warm cuppa afterwards. I need a dandelion fairy for my garden xxx

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    1. The dandelion fairy is called 'Wishes' because legend says that each little dandelion seed is a fairy wish - I quite like that:)

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  11. Hello Rosie,

    I love the pictures and in special the Dandelion Fairy, which is really magical!

    Cheers, Sandra

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    1. Thanks you Sandra. There are twelve fairies around the lake and this is the largest one:)

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  12. Amazing to see the snowdrops in the snow! xx

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    1. They always look lovely but did look super in the snow storm:)

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  13. How fabulous to be out in the middle of a snowstorm - you captured it beautifully.

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    1. It was quite exhilarating and also nice to get home and into dry clothes afterwards:)

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  14. Trentham gardens was the place of many a summer holiday for me. My Grandparents lived in Trentham. I remember going to the open air pool. is it still there? Though not open in this weather. Thanks for giving me a picture of what it looks like today. I'd love to see it in all seasons. With no family there anymore, I never get back to Trentham.

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    1. Hello Katherine thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. The open air pool is no longer at Trentham, I've seen photos of it and of how the gardens used to look but we haven't always lived here so only know the gardens as they are now. There is the lakelside walk, the Italian gardens and the rivers of grass plus the woodland walks and the monkey forest. there is also a huge garden centre and designer retail outlets - you would find it much changed I think:)

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  15. How lovely. We were lucky to be in sunny Egypt but I must say how pretty it all looks.

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    1. The word 'sunny' sounds good - Hope you had a lovely holiday:)

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