THE RAMBLINGS OF A STRUGGLING ARTIST ON LIFE WITH TWO TERRIERS, A PONY WITH ISSUES AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND BIRDS THAT CROSS OUR PATH

15 January 2015

FIRST SNOW


The day before yesterday I woke to find a thin dusting of snow (not above); beautiful at dawn:



It was a taster for the following day (yesterday), when I woke to find rather more; up to six inches in the dips. Again, beautiful at dawn (the first photo is of this proper stuff):






The dogs loved it. This is Jack's first real experience of it as we had nothing to speak of last year. No more words required for a bit I think. Apologies - there are rather a lot of them.....






















This one is a good illustration of our being above the snow line:






There's nothing more photogenic is there? 

Thank you so much for all your comments on the last post. Your support is so much appreciated and makes everything easier to deal with. So, until next time, I'll leave you with those snow loving dogs. and give any kind of extended prose a miss. Have a great weekend!



74 comments:

  1. The first photo looks like a different planet.

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  2. I love the 'above the snow line photo', there were people down there thinking they were lucky not to get snow while you were up there getting the best pictures!
    Snow on blogs might be the only snow we see so I'm enjoying all the posts from other parts of the country

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    1. When I cross that cattle grid, I feel like I'm entering a world of sanity.

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  3. Wonderful! The sarcens in the snow - plus the bonus of frozen dog's arseholes as well. You live in a beautiful place.

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    1. Whenever I hesitate over a shot sullied by the pesence of a dog's arsehole, I think of you and put it in anyway.

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  4. what a wonderful series of images from the Moors. the dogs Certainly love playing in the snow. I love the way the snow falls on the old stone walls and how lovely the grasses are on the Moor.

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    1. The snow seems to have fused to the wall due to the strength of the wind!

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  5. I am impressed by all this beauty of the first snow in the landscape and your captures of it. Thanks!!

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    1. I wonder if you've had any in Belgium Roos?

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    2. We had some on the 3th Christmas day. And we are expecting some this weekend. It is getting colder. So who knows.

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  6. The first photo looks like it's shot on the moon

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    1. I thought it looked like the ocean !

      cheers, parsnip

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  7. There's something so magical and beautiful about your photos. There's nothing like the first snow of the season, and seeing Jack enjoy it makes it that much more memorable and fun. I have a little video of Todd playing in his first snow, and just as with Jack, you can't help but smile watching them. Stay warm, and take care!!

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    1. It's due to snow heavily at the beginning of next week so I need to stock the freezer with bread and milk. It usually catches me unawares and we end up having to walk the four miles into town!

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  8. Wonderful photos but I love the last photo best.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I thought you might Parsnip!

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    2. I am so predictable.
      I adore your gud dugs !

      cheers, parsnip

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  9. Hi Em....
    Breathtaking!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  10. Oh those dogs love the snow!! What fun they are having. Tough guys in that cold.

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    1. It was pretty cold Chris and continues to be, but it's nothing like what you get in the States or our Canadian friends.

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  11. Snow dogs!! They look as though they had the best time and really enjoyed the snow a lot. It is amazing how dogs love to play in the snow isn't it. Great photos, you can see why the moor is so bleak at times with weather like that! xx

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    1. Poor Snippet gets covered in hard balls of it, tangled into his fur, when it's a bit deeper. He got away with it this time but with HEAVY SNOW on the Met Office web site for Tuesday, he might be in trouble. xx

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  12. wow, that looks freezing cold and bleak! What a pleasure to see the dogs playing together in the snow.

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    1. I'd rather their teeth weren't bared but that's terriers I'm afraid!

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  13. Brrr. Making me shiver (but then our central heating isn't working so it's a tad cold here now, away from the fire). Lovely photos though, and aren't those two enjoying it?! I hope you get stocked up with bread and milk and dog food and birdseed too. We are trying to keep our storecupboard well stocked in case it suddenly hits us here.

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    1. I feel for you without the heating BB. We're sweltering after having coal on for a few days. We're so used to not lighting the fire till about 8.00pm.

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  14. I thought of you when the snow was forecast. Great images and fantastic to see the snow line. Love the black of the dogs against the white snow.

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    1. Black is a good colour for them here. It's a rare thing to miss them in any season!

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  15. Isn't is great to see those two dogs so enjoying the snow? I am sure that two enjoy it more than one on its own - those two are literally playing in the snow. Tess runs about in it, but it is a snowy times that I wish we had two. Keep snug and warm down there. We have a bit of snow up here.

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    1. I bet you do Pat. I was thinking of you and whether your freezer was stocked up. I have 4 emergency pints there now. We're a little too snug and warm tonight with the coal. The heating keeps coming on when we don't need it.

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  16. Some truly fabulous shots in there, especially the first one. That's this year's Christmas cards sorted then!

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    1. Certainly more to choose from! With heavy snow forecast for Tuesday I'm hoping for some Christmas crackers.

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  17. It's beautiful, thank you for sharing these wonderful images with us. Sarah x

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    1. It always takes my breath away. I'm so lucky to live here. x

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  18. So this is that white stuff the Wether Presenters keep on about. Lovely scenic shots Em.

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  19. Beautiful shots of the snow! We got our first snow yesterday along with ice. Beautiful to look at and awful to drive in. Fortunately it melted today.

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    1. Ours was gone by the next day but we have some more today. OB and his friend are making snowballs out there.......just very slowly.

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  20. I've come across your blog through Countryside Tales - and have loved your photographs of first snow - we got our first dusting here too - especially like the ones with all the stones in.

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    1. Hi Jennifer and thanks for visiting. I've just been to see your site and have left you a message there.....

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  21. Beautiful photos, no snow here but may have some on Bodmin moor.

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  22. Oh my goodness, these photos are absolutely gorgeous Em!!! Just love them :)

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  23. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed this set of photos Em. That one of Snip with the teeth reminds me of the Hound of the Baskervilles :o) xx

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    1. I'd rather meet that hound than him when his blood's up - so many people buy terriers because they look sweet but the reality can be very different! xx

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  24. Fabulous photos, nothing more to say;)

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  25. Lovely photos - great to see the dogs having so much fun :)

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    1. They're being extremely annoying at the moment....barking at every tiny noise. We don;t get a lot of traffic up here!

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  26. Oh your pictures are just soooo lovely!! Especially that first dawn shot - it made my heart sing. We didn't have any snow in our part of Somerset much to my daughters disgust. When I told her that it was unlikely too the following day she proceeded to cry - loudly and uncontrollably. oops. Poor love - she is desperate for the snow (and a snow day from school!!) Lovely to see your pictures, J9 x

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  27. Poor OB gets Land Rovered in whether he likes it or not unless it's so deep we can't actually plough our way through!

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  28. The dogs are obviously thrilled to bits! Loved seeing them enjoying themselves!
    Felt like I was right there with them - except for the being cold bit.
    Such stunning photos. Poor Buster only gets city streets which is a bit dull.

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    1. I always imagine him in Central Park!

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  29. so many stunning images... your fur babies seem to be enjoying their time out in the snow for sure. have a great day/ weekend~

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    1. They're missing it now....just mud. x

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  30. Beautiful shots and your gorgeous dogs have had so much fun! I always laugh at my Coco as she ends up with beads of snow hanging from her long fur. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Sometimes they're the size of golf balls but it has to be very deep snow for that.

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  31. Such a stark, desolate, foreboding landscape in winter Em! "Shiver me timbers" says your images. We too have had a really savage blast of icy cold the past two weeks. Just holding onto the camera yesterday was a challenge with the white buffeting gusts at gale force. Best - ME

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    1. I find my hand starts going numb pretty quickly. There must be gloves with a shutter finger hole!

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  32. love those cute, happy, energetic pups! the photo with the lane and the marker stones and the dog with the curly tail standing there - wonderful! some of these views look almost moon-like in their stark roughness. but so beautiful, too!

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    1. It's breathtaking sometimes....well most of the time really! Fog today so boring.

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  33. Thermals required, i think there is more to come!

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    1. It didn't come did it - rather annoying; just sleet, fog and cloud. Oh well, at least we didn't have to dig our way out.

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  34. I knew when I heard that Dartmoor had snow that you would have some stunning pictures! Sorry it's taken a few days to get here x

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  35. beautiful place. I have driven over Dartmoor many years ago but have not seen enough. Enjoyed your pictures
    Janice

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    1. Thanks Janice. Sorry it's taken me so long to reply! Lovely to have you visiting.

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