January 19, 2013

Palest pink-milk hoar frost

The snow is falling softly, in tiny, undecided flakes that are dusting rather than blanketing the landscape, but the skies are heavy and perhaps the big gun flakes are waiting in serried ranks - who knows?


But preceding the snow was the loveliest hoarfrost, not the hard, white glittering type, backed by a bright blue sky, all alpine and diamond-like, this one was milky and soft, rosy almost. Palest pink-milk hoarfrost.






The water meadows and bridleways looked so otherworldly....






This is how winter should be, cold and frosty, stark and beautiful. And in summer I would love lingering, warm evenings to eat out every night in the garden. We don't either very often, which is perhaps why I love them so much and relish every second. Have a lovely weekend, stay toasty. xxx

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  1. Wonderful winter wonderlands, I must have itchy feet, donning the boots tomorrow and venturing out into the frosty fields. Lovely landscapes!

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  2. Beautiful photos. We didn't have those lovely skies today - all a bit grey :-(

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    1. This was the day before the snow started, all grey heavy skies here too, but pretty pink glow at dusk, are you getting that?

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  3. It is all looking rather bedraggled in Cambridge. There is very patchy snow which isn't even a cm deep. I am waiting impatiently for the big gun flakes to arrive and make everything look properly wintry. Just as it should in mid January.
    Hope the wounded boy is mending well,
    Ax

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    1. He is mending speedily thanks.

      It is coming down like icing sugar here, no big flakes - boo! xx

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  4. Such beautiful photographs Belinda! Did you change the layout of your blog too? Somehow it looks different. I like it!

    Have a good weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thanks.

      I just took a whole load of busy-ness off the right hand sidebar, want to go a bit further, but lack the html skills! x

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  5. Couldn't agree more, just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing such stunning pictures. Stephx

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  6. Lucky you! We have just had grey, grey, grey today. More snow in the East tomorrow though, so maybe it will be prettier then. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks, yes pretty grey since the snow started proper, still lovely though. x

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  7. I've noticed the sky has taken on really pinky hues towards the ends of the last few days - it is very serene. We haven't had that kind of frost, which is odd as its very, very cold. So photogenic xx

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  8. Such wonderful photos - I've linked to this post on my blog :)
    http://thingsiwouldloveto.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-day-it-didnt-stop-snowing.html

    Michele

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