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2017 was the year of the snow!

December saw England receive a lot of snow.

On Sunday 10th December, my partner was due back in the country after a 3-week trip away. On Sunday 10th December it snowed like never before (well at least more snow than I’ve seen in a good few years.) Since getting a car (almost 6 years ago) and moving out to the countryside nearly 2 years ago I’ve been longing for some decent snow to photograph. Mostly, we get a sprinkling overnight which has gone by the time I’ve finished work or had the chance to pick up my camera.

So after all this time it eventually snowed, on the day I was supposed to be driving to the airport.

After deliberating whether it was a good idea, I eventually set off with my mum’s partner who offered to drive me across the county to Birmingham. After over an hour of avoiding road closures, broken down vehicles and steep hills, we ended up back where we started – home.

It turns out my other half wasn’t in Birmingham after all, he was in Manchester.

Luckily, I managed to get a couple of phone shots while playing passenger in an extremely slow moving car!


So while the county was experiencing its first proper snow in the last 5 years, I spent the day trying to figure out how on earth Ross would get home. Eventually, at 4pm, we made it!

Luckily, the snow stuck around and on Monday 11th December I headed out into the fields to photograph the trees that had been waiting for me.

And a hare.



Happy with my shots I didn’t check the weather again as I’d captured the photographs I’d always wanted.

Come December 27th, we got another covering and I thought it was too good an opportunity to miss. Armed with my camera and a bright blue sky I managed to sneak in these shots before the warm weather melted it away.


I think we’ve had enough snow this winter, but if we get some more, I won’t complain!

 

Winter Mornings

As much as I hate getting out of bed on cold, dark, winter mornings the award for doing so is always worth it. Once the covers are peeled back, the boots are on and my fingers are slowly freezing an opportunity arises and it is usually not one to miss. 

Last week, such a thing happened. I was out near my local church admiring the frosty white grass and golden sunshine when I met a lovely man. After a couple of minutes chatting we said our goodbyes, but not before asking if he would be the subject for a few photographs. Thank you for agreeing!