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Sparkling Snow |

I could watch snow falling for hours. It’s so quiet and soothing, like looking at a lava lamp. Weightless flakes float down and settle on trees, windowsills and rooftops. If the sun later makes an appearance, the whole vista sparkles like diamonds. It’s beautiful and hypnotic. Until, that is, you notice that a large volume of snow has collected on the roof of your polytunnel. It is no longer weightless, but is instead causing the entire structure to buckle and bend. I spent a chilli hour yesterday scraping it off but the damage caused will require significant attention come spring. In the meantime, I am entranced by the snow.

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Polytunnel Bend under weight of Snow |

Snowflakes on Branch |

Sparkling Snow |

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  1. I would love a generous snow fall – it just looks so spectacular and the silence is beautiful….. But it’s probably not going to happen this year. Maybe some of the the unrelenting rain will decide to cyrstallise and turn into snowflakes- that would be nice 🙂

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    January 20, 2016
    • I don’t remember snow in Ireland ever being as beautiful, Karen. Even if we were lucky enough for it to “stick”, it would only last a few days and seemed to end up quite slushy. Our weather just isn’t cold enough to sustain it. It would be nice if it could snow instead of rain, even just for a few days. The country has had more that its fair share of rain already this winter – time for a breather!

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      January 20, 2016
  2. Really love the diverse shots of the snow – and agree – they would look awesome framed – esp the last two – the details in the second image (macro) is really crisp – and then the angle in the last one – and the beams – really is a great photo – – and funny because I just found your blog and was expecting food posts / great take on the theme

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    January 18, 2016
    • Thanks Yvette! The one of the greenhouse is really just to show the huge dip in the centre – the roof only comes up to my shoulder now! But I do quite like the other two. The snow just seems to sparkle.

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      January 18, 2016
      • Oh a greenhouse huh? Well I really like that image too – showed the packed snow and reminded me of skiing! So less sparkle than the other two – but good for the feel of the triad here – 😉

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        January 19, 2016
  3. Carmel #

    How refreshing to see such a clear crisp shimmering view of your home (blue and silver) in comparison to the dull grey misty hazy waterlogged land that is Ireland today ( green and grey)

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    January 15, 2016
    • I know – it really is beautiful. I’d take the cold over grey skies any day.


      January 16, 2016
  4. gvalentine2015sedboro #

    …and then there was the story of the cute little earthworm who decided to have a quick peek out at the quiet, soothing and weightless flakes as they floated down from the sky (photo No. 3)…and ‘zapp’ he was frozen solid for eternity.

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    January 15, 2016
    • There’s the makings of a children’s story in there, Gary! 🙂


      January 15, 2016
  5. gvalentine2015sedboro #

    Great photos…paticularly No. 3.

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    January 15, 2016
    • The sparkle is amazing, isn’t it? I’m tempted to get this printed and put it on my wall. I just find it so soothing.


      January 15, 2016

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