Keep the Fire Burning

I don’t know why we bother making Easter a Bank Holiday weekend – effectively creating a four-day break. The weather never plays ball! We had a nice few days last week: warm sun, blue skies. We were all getting quite excited. The blossom came out and cheered us up. We had a nice day in Greenwich, other days spent outdoors with a paint brush or a mower. I knew it couldn’t last!

Two days of the ‘holiday’ gone with pleasant weather, and now as I write this on Easter Sunday afternoon, the rain is pouring down, it’s cold and the fire is already lit to warm us up. Brrr! It feels like we’ve gone back to the edge of winter.

IMG_2784_vertSo, to match the cold, here’s a photo of a wood store. Not from this last winter, but about two winters ago in Morzine in the Portes du Soleil ski area. I was waiting for the bus to take me to the lifts and spotted this.

Processed as per usual through Photoshop with Poster Edge added to give it a little extra edginess.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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18 Responses to Keep the Fire Burning

  1. Mother Nature has been up to her games again I see. I can’t complain as we had a beautiful weekend. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter Andy.

  2. seekraz says:

    Sorry about the weather….but you’ve captured an interesting visual for us. 🙂

  3. Len says:

    Sorry to hear about the weather Andy. It will change soon. Great details in this image.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Len. We expect variable weather over here in April – somehow the Easter weekend seems to be like a magnet attracting the less good weather.

  4. oneowner says:

    We had a beautiful day for Easter, warm and sunny! It’s the promise of weather to come. Excellent photo, btw.

  5. John Linn says:

    Like the image. Good textures and composition. Looks like frosting on a cake!

  6. I still think a 4 day weekend and lousy weather is better than work, especially if you can curl up nice and warm in front of a fire!

  7. Phillip says:

    That sounds like the pits. There’s nothing worse than when the weather refuses to cooperate with your plans. On the other hand I ended up getting sun burned. 🙂

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks for your comment Phillip. The sun is surprisingly strong when it does come out, even in April. I too ended up rather red-faced the week before Easter.

  8. ShimonZ says:

    Ah, that wood could keep the fireplace going all through the winter. It looks lovely. As for the weather, I’ve had similar experiences on pre scheduled holidays. Sometimes, a good thing seems to tempt fate…

  9. Jim Nix says:

    what a very cool shot (no pun intended!) – nicely seen!

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