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Archive for February 11th, 2012

“A Traveller should have a hog’s nose, deer’s legs, and an ass’s back”
― Benjamin Franklin ―

Apologies in advance for this blog will be rather snow heavy – like yesterdays. But I do hope I’ve brought some variation this time. Although the majority of the snow has melted, the trees are still lined with it out in the countryside and the majority of the fields and farms have a good coating on them.

It made for some interesting photography this morning when I headed out with my Mother and the dog (Star) while the boys – Dad and Buddy – went and played on the meadow. As we were driving through a fairly remote village we stumbled upon a very large herd of Deer hidden away beyond the trees. Getting out of the car spooked them and they certainly noticed I was there. In fact they encouraged the rest of the family to come and see…

Beautiful creatures! In amongst taking shots of the deer we went through villages, farmland, hamlets and empty wide spaces. We went up onto the ridge above a village called Broughton and the view was incredible…

We stopped in a small forest to let Star out for a run and we got the chance to head into the trees a bit more where the snow lay untouched (except for the Deer prints!) Star loved it, she didn’t even seem to give Buddy a second thought as she ran around exploring everything. She’s getting on a fair bit now so it was nice to see her sprightly again!

The blue skies were exactly what I had been hoping for today in order to offset the snow a bit better and provide crisper photos. With no more snow on the horizon and temperatures of minus 4 overnight it looks as those these views might be here for a few days more still.

I’ve also tested out the gallery option below so that if you’re interested in seeing everything taken today you can venture down and have a look. I ended up with around 400 photos and whittled them down to 24 – impressive!

 

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