Friday, 18 January 2013

The First Snow of 2013...

...And the first time I have had time to take my camera out since the last post last year. A few of us were a little sceptical of the amount of snow the forecasters were predicting. People were panic buying. Schools announced closures a day before the snow.

And here it is. More than 10cm in some places in Bathwick Woods (well the fields in front of Bathwick Woods, the woods themselves have less snow). A few people braving it while it's still snowing to go sledding, or walk the dogs. I didn't see any other photographers but then again this spot is a bit difficult to get to even if you live in the area - I had to squeeze between a tree and the end of a barbed-wire fence to get into the field. But it was worth it for the view. I only hope that before it all melts we get a blue-sky day so I can get some even better photos.

I also, for the first time, have seen individual snow flakes. Sadly I don't have a macro lens for my camera so I couldn't get any really close up shots of the flakes but seeing them was something special for me. This is probably the best snowfall I've seen in England, so I'm a very happy South African.

Catching Snowballs!

This tree must be in shock!

Snowflakes on my sleeve

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