Hail to the Winter Court

Which arrived in the dark hours of last night.  Tiro and I woke up to find the first snow of this month, earlier than last year by over two weeks… needless to say we simply had to go out and take some photographs.  Just as an aside, why is it that when it snows, or there’s a storm, people seem to want to go out in it and face it down, as if to say ‘actually you’re not going to keep me cooped up in my house‘ and so, as Tiro and I did this morning, we went out for no essential reason, and slid about on the snow as if to prove to ourselves when we got back into the warm and dry that it really was cold, wet, snowy and slippery outside…  Anyway, now that we’ve dried out and gotten warm again, here are photos from this morning:

winter sun

winter sun



winter sun 2

winter sun 2

winter sun 3

winter sun 3

road in snow

road in snow

ivy in snow

ivy in snow

I think what I loved most about this morning’s walk was the fact that the autumn leaves hadn’t finished falling before last nights snowfall.  As per usual, when I saw a shot I wanted, the wind just happened to blow at that particular moment… thankfully it stopped just long enough for me to get these shots:

holly in snow

holly in snow

sycamore in snow

sycamore in snow

cherry leaf in snow 2

cherry leaf in snow 2

cherry leaf in snow

cherry leaf in snow

cherry tree in snow

cherry tree in snow

bracken in snow

bracken in snow

beech in snow

beech in snow

ash in snow

ash in snow

Even the lavender hadn’t finished flowering:

lavender in snow

lavender in snow

lavender in snow 2

lavender in snow 2

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