Winter sunset

Can’t believe tomorrow is mid-winter, the shortest day. Soon be Xmas. Hope you all enjoy the break. This was tonight’s sunset..  Enjoy..

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Moody and Magnificent… a collection of Winter Shots from the North Yorkshire Moors

Although I am exiled in the south of England (Voluntarily I hasten to add) – I do like to get back up to the moors and keep an eye on them. They never fail to suprise, intimidate and inspire me. The shots below were taken December through March – and its the March shots that have snow.. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. It was cold, but even with snow on the hills, determined mountain bikers were braving the conditions and enjoying the scenery. Image

A very watery December sun…this ‘Famous Grouse’ was determined to check me out… this was at the highpoint of the moors – roughly 450m above sea-level.

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This was the view in December…

 

 

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How it changed for my next visit….

Looking in the same direction but not quite the same place.. actually about 3 or 4 miles east looking west from the above pic..

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By March when this shot was taken, most of the snow had gone, but this final shot shows how deep it had been…

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The First Frost of Winter is here

The First Frost of Winter is here

I took this picture at about 8am this morning while out walking my dog. It was a very cold, crisp morning, the cars were covered in Frost and the roofs of the houses were white over. I’m guessing its not going to be long til we have the real ‘White stuff’….. I’m really very fortunate where I live, this is one of two nature reserves next to my house.. both have families of deer that live there… 20 minutes away I have swinley forest, a 16 square mile pine forest..