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Friday, 18 January 2013

Black & White Landscapes

Today was our first decent snow of the year so it was time for a stroll. You can click on the pictures to blow them up a bit.

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16 comments:

  1. I think I spotted a contour there. Sometimes they show up better in the snow.

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    1. It's positively mountainous here compared to where I used to live next to the Great Ouse.

      Those top two pictures are looking across the valley, I'll have you know, and the bottom one is looking uphill at the village green.

      Contours? We've got thousands of them! Well. One or two, anyway...

      It's grim down south, you know.

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  2. I was logged in for 30 secs and saw your Challenge countdown showing 111-11-11-11.
    It felt like magic.

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    1. Nice one Theo!
      We'll have to wait another ninety nine days for the next event; 12-12-12-12.
      :-)

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    2. Correction! Eighty Eight days:
      23-23-23-23
      :-)

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  3. I enjoy your pics very much (from down here in Australia).

    We had 43 deg C yesterday. Thought you might like to know that.

    Take care now.
    Adam

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  4. Looks like that round ours at the mo - including the towering hills and plunging valleys.

    I like winter, though, and we've had a pleasant little plod this morning around a local circuit. Just enough to asuage the forthcoming guilt of dinner at the pub tonight!

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    1. The nice thing about weather like this is that it's nice and dry. The snow just falls off your nice clean boots and all the sludgy brown countryside is tidied up.

      Enjoy the pub with a guilt-free conscience - knowing that you will be supporting the local brewery.
      :-)

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  5. Its quite amazing how colour disappears at this time of year. Until you take photographs you don’t seem to realise it quite as much.

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    1. Indeed, Al. And boggy, muddy footpaths are covered with just enough snow to make them clean & tidy.
      Home, with clean boots for a change!
      :-)

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  6. Nice pictures Alan, but it looks a bit flat!
    The boggy muddy footpaths were still lurking under the white stuff the other day when I was out running, so I finished up with black feet. Had to have a wash before I went to bed!

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    1. "A bit flat... A bit flat???"
      I'll have you know, Young Man, that I live on the southern uplands of the Thames Valley! Two hundred and fifty of Her Madge's Imperial Feet up in the sky!

      Compared to where I used to live, this is positively Himalayan! I get nose bleeds just thinking about the oxygen deprivation I'm suffering here...
      :-)

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  7. Hi Alan, some great snaps here!

    I've been reading your blog this afternoon and your story is really inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing with us. :)

    I've followed you on Twitter so that I can keep up with your latest adventures. What are you planning for your next walks?

    Suzie
    Simply Supplements

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  8. Welcome to the blog, Suzie.
    At the moment my focus is the TGO Challenge in Scotland in May - so there'll be a training walk along the South Downs Way and a jaunt to the Outlying Fells in the Lake District.

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  9. Fantastic, Alan! I'll be sure to keep checking in on your progress. Keep up the great work :)

    Suzie
    Simply Supplements

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