Friday, 25 January 2013

Before The Thaw

The thaw is starting, a warm front in coming in, and rain has started to fall, the snow will all be gone by the morning.
There was still time for one last trip out in the snow though, this time up to some local quarries to look at the icicles. We headed out just as the band of rain was coming in, and it was still just cold enough to be falling as snow.



A ice prison, formed across the entrance to one of the mines.


Snow sticking to the tiny ledges on the rock face



An ice tree in front of a wall of ice


And a last chance to roll in the snow, tomorrow it's back to splashing around in the mud.







Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sledging


Final snowy post for a while, the weather is warming up at the end of this week. However, we're making the most of it while it lasts and enjoying the snow.  Apologies for the video quality, it has a certain 1970's cine camera feel to it for some unknown reason!

video

This is in the field behind our house, the dogs are in long leads because there are sheep in the field, and being rescue dogs they are not to be trusted when it comes to sheep. What you don't see at the end of the video is that Meg had run down the field and managed to pole axe me with her lead!
Who knows what Gwen did in the past when it snowed, but as soon as the sledge came out she immediately wanted to play with it, going in a straight line is rather hard when you have a dog trying to claim the sledge for herself.