After almost two years without snow, it finally flurried in England on Boxing Day! I was extremely excited and went to the park early the next morning to walk through the crunchy snow, before (I thought) it would inevitably turn to icy slush, which is just not as fun (unless you have ice skates or you are a penguin). I also finally got to properly use my 85mm lens for some self-portraits which I’m very happy with – I think it makes things look like actual life, but through a layer of silk. I’ll be doing lots more with it this year!
Although it was a fairly decent blanket of snow, it hadn’t quite stuck to the trees, so they poked through all green and furry (as trees are). I love that snow makes everything so much brighter and more vivid even in the middle of winter. I also love that it seems to be friends with the sun, as the snow stuck around for a whole week and was accompanied by bright sunshine every day. That is my kind of winter; now can we please skip the rain and dark and get to spring already?
As I had been
singing to asking my mum if she wanted to build a snowman for the entire preceding evening, I felt it only right to build myself a mini snowman. I could not feel my hands or toes for ten minutes following the construction, so went for a walk to a particularly reflective bit of icy field to warm up a little – being careful to dodge excitable children on their snooters (snow-scooters, yes, they’re a thing and I think I want a go). The low morning sunlight was lovely and made all sorts of pretty colours in the sky and lake.
As we walked home, I stopped to take this photo of the back of a street because I thought it looked like a little line of gingerbread houses dusted with icing sugar. Sadly, they were not gingerbread and I hurt my tooth trying to nibble a brick 🙁
The snow has almost all gone now, suggesting that maybe I should accept that the holidays are over and make a start on some new work & plans for the new year. Hope you enjoyed the snow if you had any, and didn’t break any bones tobogganing down slippy slopes. I’ll be back next week!
Love Marie x