Tag Archives: Winter

Ice Curtain

When the legs are tired of skiing, it’s time to take a walk around Zermatt village. There is always something new or different to see. This winter started with a number of freeze-thaw cycles as the weather unpredictably changed. It … Continue reading

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Mountain landscapes are often seen at their best when the atmospherics – light, shadow,  cloud and mist – combine to tease the viewer. It’s nature’s version of a striptease. Tantalising. You wait for the full reveal but it never happens. Somewhat … Continue reading

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The Moods of Winter

Winter has many moods. It can be bleak in the extreme, but there are other times, when the sun shines, when winter has beauty (despite the absence of colour), and then it has the capacity to lift our spirits. We … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Frosted Leaf

I don’t think we have average or ‘ordinary’ winters any longer. We just get extremes that arrive and won’t go away. It seems to have rained and blown non-stop for about a month – a traffic jam of deep depressions … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings

This will be my last post this side of the Christmas Holidays. So, before I go any further,  my Best Wishes to all of you reading this post whatever your persuasion or Faith. And that comes with hope that the … Continue reading

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Curtain down on Winter

Images of the approach of dusk are as good a symbol as I can come up with today to indicate that the curtain is finally coming down on this long gruelling winter.  This weekend we look forward to double digit … Continue reading

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One Day in March

March is a capricious month. The well known saying that March ‘comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’, says it all. You never quite know what you are going to get this month. But March 2013 … Continue reading

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Crossed Tracks

A quick post and a simple image today. After our last snowfall I manoeuvred a car out of its garage on our gravelled driveway and then glanced at the tyre tracks that the car’s wheels had created. An elongated ‘X’ … Continue reading

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Wintry Reflections

Building design has changed dramatically since the invention of the float glass process by Sir Alastair Pilkington in the 1950s. We have moved a long way from the idea that windows are merely fenestrations in the external walls of a … Continue reading

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