Monday, 29 November 2010

Snowy dog walk

Our dogs maybe approaching ten years old but their appetite for gallivanting in the snow remains undiminished. At the first sight of us putting on our coats they start to get excited and as soon as the door opens they hurtle outside. They zig-zag back and forth across the tracks at a frantic pace. Maybe the snow holds a smell better than grass as something gives them an extra kick of excitement and it can't be the thought of cold paws. 

Later in the walk and the sky cleared for a while. Looking west the setting sun against the snow made for a stunning landscape. Snow causes chaos but it does give everything a real beauty. When it abates a bit I'll get up on to the high Wolds and take some pictures of snow draped wolds hills and valleys. The abatement might be awhile though as I've just driven to Middleton-on-the-Wolds and the snow was piling down in a relentless wave of white.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Winter food for birds

These berries that shine bright in the afternoon sun will soon be gone. If we have the usual harsh weather of January and February it's going to be a hard winter for birds.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Wispy snow

The powdery snow was blowing around in the wind. It looked like a fine mist drifting across the top of the snow.

Snow blasted trees

Took these photo's this morning whilst out with the dogs. Snow blasted against the trees by the wind from the east as it brings the snow in from the coast and batters the Yorkshire Wolds.

Snow blasted trees on the Yorkshire Wolds

Snow blasted trees on the Yorkshire Wolds

Snow blasted trees on the Yorkshire Wolds

Snow blasted trees on the Yorkshire Wolds

Snow blasted trees on the Yorkshire Wolds

Friday, 26 November 2010

Photo's with new mobile

A selection of photo's taken this evening in low light with my new Nokia N8 mobile. Not bad for a phone but mind you it is a 12 megapixel camera.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Cold tonight

I've just taken our two dogs for a walk down a track on the edge of the village. Snow under foot but a clear moonlit sky. With the wind blowing across the fields it felt extremely cold. I wish I'd worn my hat! Got home and had a look on the Met Office website and worked out the windchill was -7 degrees centigrade. Not a night to be out for long.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Snowing on the Wolds

Snowing heavily and laying in the Garrowby/Huggate area. View from the car window.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Snow to come?

As the potential for the first significant widespread snow of this winter is forecast the national media are going in to overdrive with tales of  "Arctic Blasts" and "Blizzard Conditions".  Although, the forecast is not certainty I do know one thing that is for certain if we do have snow and that is Garrowby and Arras Hills will be closed within the hour. So, if the snow comes I wish you all luck in finding away on to and around the Yorkshire Wolds.

When there is snow under foot and a clear cold blue sky overhead it's a great time for a walk on the Wolds. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to catch some snowy Wolds landscapes on camera. When I get some pictures I'll be posting them on here.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Snowy Scottish Hills

My wife snapped this photograph this afternoon as we drove down the M74. We'd not seen a forecast for snow so were surprised at quantity.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Trees against a darkening sky

I was out with the dogs, as usual, with camera in hand. I noticed the way that the bare trees stood out against the darkening sky. These are the photographs I took of the effect that I saw.

Skidby Mill at Sunset

I was driving near Skidby Mill when I noticed the light of the setting sun on. I stopped the car and took some photographs of the Windmill and setting sun. Here they are.

Yorkshire Wolds Landscapes

Had the day off. Drove around taking pictures of and viewing the Yorkshire Wolds landscape and big skies. Here's a selection of the pictures.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Wet & Windy

Travelled home this evening in driving rain. Driving conditions were not good. My windscreen wipers struggled to keep up, standing water in every slight dip and pitch black. The Yorkshire Wolds can be a wild place in bad weather.

I wonder when we'll get our first snow? The high Wolds can get some significant falls and with an exposed open landscape drifting is a problem.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

More Yorkshire Wolds Autumn Colours

Out dog walking this morning in some glorious autumn sunshine. Plenty of leaves still on the trees with some great contrast in leaf colours on show.

Thursday, 4 November 2010