I have longed for a big freeze over winter for a while now. And finally we have had a month’s worth of intermittent snow, frost, and deep winter. It must have been six years or so since the last good fall of snow settled for a while.
Here are a few of my favourite photos from the last month, not that we could venture far with national lockdown. I took these with a mix of my cameras – some from an iPhone, others from a Panasonic micro four thirds kit, a Fuji X100f compact and a Pentax KP with telephoto lens.
Our daily walks around the local lake were certainly more beautiful and everything looked different in the wintry sun…
I spent a cold but pleasant hour or two watching the geese and gulls on our frozen lake one day. When the lake freezes over, it becomes a different world, like a scene from the arctic….
I had a chance for a rare drive into the Peak District for work purposes, which gave an amazing view of the sea of fog hanging over the valley and the glorious weather above it:
A family walk through Barlaston Downs was a special treat on a sunny afternoon, the frost, the icy puddles, the white fields:
One afternoon we were caught in a prolonged snowfall walking around Trentham lake; everything was freezing and so quiet….
Another family trek up towards Kings Wood brought great views as the sun started to set…
I have to say, dog walks near our home have never been so pretty:
I don’t know when our next big freeze will be, but it has certainly made a lockdown January more interesting, and worth getting wrapped up and out in the elements. Thanks for looking 🙂