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1pano

 

I have to say, huge praise goes to the weather forecast and media for getting it almost completely spot on! After yesterdays rather cynical post I was quite pleased to see that it had actually snowed a fair bit overnight and kept going – in fact it’s still going now. At the time of writing there is 14cm of snow outside the door – the below was taken an hour ago before it piled up some more!

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So of course, I enlisted the aid of my parents with their 4 x 4 and we headed off into the wilderness after I’d finished work, to get some shots. But that wasn’t before Mother and I ventured into town at 8am to get some shopping….

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It was absolute chaos. Lorries were slipping on the roads, cars were stopping in stupid places (one idiotic lady just to answer her mobile phone) people were even shunting each other as they struggled to keep a grip on the snowy roads. And still it came, visibility was rubbish and in the multi-storey car park, little piles of snow dotted the ground where people had obviously decided to dust their cars off. When it snows here, it snows.

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Along the way I stumbled across various animals, cows looking out from their sheds mournfully, and even some horses stood out in the freezing cold weather, glaring at my camera. The funniest animal of all had to be the Dog that was lying in the road, legs spread out in front and behind of him whilst his owner tried to get him to walk. In the end, she had to pick him up and carry him with his legs stuck straight out, down the path. The poor dog didn’t know what to do with his feet and the ice balls building up inside.

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There were also many cars that had been either abandoned, or that had skidded off of the road and into the verges or hedges. People pushing other people up hills and even the driver of a tesco lorry got involved by helping out with a stuck car. It was nice to see people being helpful, but sad to see the ones that were being stupid!

I made a revisit to the bunnies – and loved getting the change of season on camera there. The rivers are fast flowing and full now though, so who knows what a little bit of snow melting will do to them!

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Then there were the rude people that threw snowballs at us as we drove past! Luckily…we knew them…

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So that’s about it from me today, no doubt if the weather changes, I’ll be back out there with the camera. For now I’m going to sit back and enjoy my half day off of work and get on with some essay writing. The snow is keeping me apart from my boyfriend, as we usually spend the weekends together! :(

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1pano

It’s the sort of day when Facebook and Twitter become more reliable with weather reports than the actual weather forecasters and local media. Snow covers all of the UK according to many newspapers, when actually, it just covered a small part! I know it’s not the best shot due to being through a salt splattered windscreen – but I had to share the sunset this evening…

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I woke up early to go to the gym and was disappointed to find there wasn’t even enough snow to scrape off of the car. However when we got into town it was a real blizzard, practically rendering driving impossible and…Okay who am I kidding? It hasn’t stopped raining since 9am!

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So what to do when you wanted snow so you could take awesome photographs? Make snow yourself! Problem solved, thank to a lovely bird table that my parents got for Christmas, and the even lovelier photoshop – snow is here!

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