The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Walking through the office today, once daylight had hit, I happened to glance out of a west-facing window which affords a view of a field and trees (rather than out of my side of the office, which has a view of other office buildings). Rushing back to my desk I texted Mick: “It’s a gorgeous hoary day out there. Go for a walk. Take the camera.”

I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen such a fantastic display of hoariness combined with lying snow.

IMG_1881aIMG_1883a And my favourite (albeit best viewed in full size):

IMG_1894aAnd through all this weather, our postman is still wearing his shorts when he delivers the mail!


  1. Conditions were the same here - very picturesque. Unfortunately I don't have a dial-up photographer so I had to go do the job myself :-)

    I do like your favourite pic - can you link to the full-size version?

    (word = "rearbene")

  2. Excellent. We enjoyed similar scenes as we drove across the Peak District on Monday
    Martin and Sue

  3. BG! - I'd really have liked to have done the walking and snapping myself. Would have beaten sitting looking out of a window at office roofs!

    I've uploaded the full-sized versions and you should find the 'church and old schoolhouse' one here:

    (sorry, don't know how to do clicky links in comments)

  4. Martin - I imagine that that the amount of snow in the Peak District is more than the couple of inches here. Very very pretty, though. I was particularly pleased to leave work in the last dregs of daylight yesterday, so I got to see a little bit of the prettiness first hand.

  5. Thanks, Gayle. Had a look and it is indeed a very nice pic.

    (word = "ingogr")