THE RAMBLINGS OF A STRUGGLING ARTIST ON LIFE WITH TWO TERRIERS, A PONY WITH ISSUES AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND BIRDS THAT CROSS OUR PATH

23 March 2014

WEEKEND SNOW


M was working today, so we all got up at the usual weekday time of 6.30am. It started to snow as I got downstairs and let the dogs out and by the time I took them out for their morning walk at 7.30 it had stopped and settled. No more words required really.














By 9.00am it was all gone and when I went out later it was looking grim again and I got drenched by hail and rain:


Today was beautiful again and bitterly cold. I walked over to the charred area where the swailing took place last week:


This pony seemed to be finding it quite tasty:


We were pretty busy this weekend and I fed Trigger later than usual this evening meaning I got the benefit of this lovely sunset in his field:


After months of emails and proofs backwards and forwards from the printers, I am hoping to receive the finished cards that you voted on next week. So much for them being ready for Christmas. I hope you'll like them. I can't believe how long it's taken - absolutely ridiculous but at least I've used a local-ish company and they really have done a great job or at least I think they have from the samples they sent. Time will tell. So until next time, here is Jack being chased by Snippet today at some considerable speed as you can see from his angle, banking. 


44 comments:

  1. good thing you were up and out early to capture the snowy photos before it all melted away
    I always enjoy looking at your photos, such lovely scenery

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    1. I wasn't happy when the alarm went off though!

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  2. Jeepers. Like the traction-control of Jack in the last shot.

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    1. Very Clarkson - they might need a fourth presenter?

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  3. A few days of spring and then back to winter. No snow or rain here - very sharp frost forecast for tonight. Lovely wintery pictures

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    1. It's all sleety rain today unfortunately. Dogs asleep....I'd like to be.

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  4. Beautiful shots of the snow on the moor. We've had the hail, cold and rain but no snow. I was looking across this afternoon, the sun was out and I was thinking of you, hoping you were out enjoying it. Looked idyllic.

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    1. It was. No snow below the cattle grid so it really was the snow line at work again!

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  5. Go fast gud dugs !
    Today, we that the air-conditioner on in the afternoon.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Beautiful snow landscapes and the dogs obviously loved it!

    Funny to see the pony chewing chargrilled gorse! The Forest ponies do the same and the greys end up streaked with black from brushing through burnt gorse thickets.

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    1. Jack has a bit of charcoal every morning from the fire. he sits and waits patiently for it, so the love of charred things must cross species.

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  7. Good grief! Your Jack is a hyper bundle of energy! Good thing he's got plenty of space to run.

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    1. I've never known an animal like it Chris - he's either like that or asleep!

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  8. Love the shot with the fence!
    Glad your snow melted pronto.
    Jane x

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  9. Hi em. Glorious snow shot, I especially love the light in no 3 also love the sunset through the trees and the banking of the dog!

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    1. I was so lucky to be out so early with that very low sun for number three. It was even better in reality.

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  10. Some really nice scenic shots Em. Its amazing how a dusting of snow can change the look of landscape and possibly make it more interesting.

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    1. It's SO photogenic isn't it? We've been graced with rain today unlike the rest of the country bathed in sunshine!

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  11. Great atmospheric shots, Em. We've had no snow here this winter- hail, but no snow. So different from last winter x

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    1. it is isn't it? I do miss the thick snow, even if we can't get out for days!

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  12. Your dogs are having such fun!

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    1. I hope so Elizabeth. Most of the time anyway. I watched a programme about stray dogs in LA last night.....very depressing.

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  13. Lovely photos of the snow on the moor with the light and shadows. I love the last photo of Jack at full speed!

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    1. I think he could give a whippet a run for its money!

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  14. So, so jealous, I love snow. My boys and dogs would have such a lot of fun in all that! Gorgeous pictures as ever. I honestly can't chose my favorite x

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    1. It was a real treat, if a little short-lived. It was as deep as two inches in some places.....for a while! x

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  15. Beautiful, but brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Hope that the cards are really great when they arrive. xx

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    1. Oh me too Amy - it's been such a protracted process! x

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  16. Never have I seen dogs who appear to enjoy life like your two, snow or not.

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    1. I hope you're right Pat. It seems criminal NOT to have dogs up here.

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  17. The best kind of snow... gone by 9am :)

    Also, chia seeds aren't related to chia tea, although I do love both. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my latest kitchen creation. I'm not able to respond to you via email, so here I am!

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    1. I've just looked them up and they sound just what I need. Never heard of them before but I'll definitely be getting some - thanks Jenn.

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  18. Hello Em, and what a joy it was to see these gorgeous photos. All pretty spectacular I'd say!!! According to weather reports we will be getting another dose of snow tonight. Hopefully it will be just a dusting.

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    1. I hope so too Denise. You've had it so bad this winter.

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  19. Lovely atmospheric photos. What a change in the weather from a week ago - much colder here too but no snow just hail!!

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    1. Spring has sprung back into the box I think.

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  20. The Moors are even more beautiful with snow♥️
    Enjoy your week..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. They are aren't they? Enjoys yours too Linda. x

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  21. It was high 60's over the weekend and yesterday it snowed. Temps fell to the low 20's with howling wind. Winter does not want to leave.

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  22. It really doesn't does it? Snowing again today! (Thursday)

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  23. Sorry I'm so late to this post Em, beautiful images of Dartmoor in the snow, I especially like image no.3 with the sunshine on the grass.

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    1. I do hope we don't have any more!

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