Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Bradford on Avon in the snow....










Hmm! Slight stretching of the truth in the title there. It should read ' just-the-Tithebarn-area-as-that-is-as-far-as-I-went-before-icicles-formed-on-my-tearducts-and-my-feet-felt-like-they-had-been-dipped-in-nitrogen!' but that doesn't make for a snappy headline. I was also supposed to  be working really hard too, on getting new stock ready, but hey! It's snowing! I smugly justified bunking off by telling my poor, overworked husband that 'who knows? Maybe one of the photos will be good enough to sell' as I left, gaily stomping and crunching away in the icy whiteness. It only took 10 minutes before the heavily-entrenched guilt complex I have been nurturing from years at a strict boarding school set in, and I headed back. I'm rubbish- I even cooked and did all the laundry etc later that night too...Mike doesn't have to say a word!

One of the joys of being down here at the workshop is the abundence of birdlife. I am not a twitcher by any means, but am constantly fascinated by the comings and goings of our little feathered friends. I even know what a few are, like the robin pictured above. He has been captured at an unflattering angle showing off the plumpest of fronts since Jessica Rabbit. I'm still not convinced that it isn't a turkey that has been coloured in with felttip. There would have been a couple of photos of young bluetits too, but the robin has been very territorial over the Tesco 'healthy eating' seed crackers I keep throwing around, and he's chased them off. I'll just have to watch out the window for further opportunities- oh, it's a hard life......

5 comments:

~Babs said...

What a brave soul you are. All my winter photos are of the same one spot, so I can take them from inside.
Such glorious scenery,, I'm so glad to be able to view it with you.
Aaah, lookit that guy,,,what a beauty that birdie is, all puffed up from the cold. Paint him Serena,,,,,I'd love to, but he'd be so abstracted no one would ever recognize him. His colors are so amazing,,,God is so gifted in the art department.
Good girl you are too,,all that laundry and cooking to boot!

Serena said...

Hello Babs! He is a beauty isn't he? A couple of minutes later a wren graced us with a visit, so I have a couple of shots of him too. If I don't get much work done today I will pad the blog out with some of those photos!
And isn't guilt a marvellous thing- you can get such a lot done on one good dose!!! Lol :o)

chrisbellinger said...

These are Lovely!
P manged to ge some too, though not any wildlife , but there is a sot of a couple of Horses feeding!
I was lucky to take the walk when I did it was so very cold and there was the ever risk of more snow!
however during the afternoon when I was back home the tempurture upped a couple of degrees and there was a surprising quick thaw.

Serena said...

Thank you Chris- I saw yours too and noticed the one which is nearly the same angle as your blog banner- do I get a brownie point!!
We have had much the same here- everything disappeared during the afternoon like magic!

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