Snow-flakes






Snow-flakes
BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW


Out of the bosom of the Air,
      Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
      Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
            Silent, and soft, and slow
            Descends the snow.

Even as our cloudy fancies take
      Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
      In the white countenance confession,
            The troubled sky reveals
            The grief it feels.

This is the poem of the air,
      Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
      Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
            Now whispered and revealed
            To wood and field.(link)




On Wednesday it snowed for the morning, at one point quite hard and it looked like it was set in for the day.

But as the weather man said the sun would come out at eleven, which it did and the snow soon started to melt straight away.

Not wanting to miss the snow covered hills, me and the Old man (dog) had a walk up on the Banks, fields that lay at the back of our house.
Gulls and Crows were flying about, Mistle thrush spotted, next to the wood the field there was covered in Wood pigeons that took to the sky when we approached. 

I like it here when no one is around, today the snow made the land look very barren.


  





















Wishing my mum..

"Happy Mothers Day"

this Sunday.





Did you get to see some snow ?





Comments

  1. Hello, pretty snowy and winter scenes. Lovely series of photos. The dog is a cutie! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, it was nice to be out in the snow, Old man likes it too.
      Amanda xx

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  2. Beautiful scenes. I was at school all day so couldn't enjoy it(ever the snow-day optimist, I was wishing the snow would carry on sticking and I'd be sent home, but the sun did come out and melt it all soon after it settled!).

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    1. Thanks Louise, it's a long time since the kids had a snow day.!
      Amanda xx

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  3. Beautiful poem, I just read it out loud. You photographs are wonderful, I can feel the quiet and stillness of the snowfall in them. No snow settling here although it tried. It seems we may have some on the way overnight:)

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    1. Thanks Rose, I could hear the wind, which was icy cold, but it was also beautiful to be there on my own.
      Amanda xx

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  4. I didn't know that poem- lovely. Loved all your photos as always. We haven't seen snow here this winter and I've been lamenting the absence. Thanks for your message. I haven't been very well so a tough few days. Xx

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    1. Thanks CT, sorry to hear you are not felling well, feel better soon..
      Amanda xx

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  5. Wonderful snowy scenes Amanda, you certainly had more than we did over here in the East Riding, but it sounds like it melted just as fast :-( However I suspect you are seeing more snow this morning if the forecast is correct.

    Kindest regards and best wishes to all :-)

    PS. Hope your son's driving test went OK :-)

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    1. Thanks David, yes we had a lot more snow to day (Thursday) left the car at home and walked to work as roads were a mess,by twelve it turned to heavy rain and didn't stop, nasty day. The trees did look lovely at 6.30 when I set of to work all covered in snow.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Amanda xx

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  6. A lovely poem. It's easy to imagine that strange silence of a snow fall when reading it. Great photos, too, of your snow-covered countryside and of course Old Man is gorgeous. We haven't had any snow here at all, although I think a wintry mix is forecast for later.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, do like looking for poems to fit with the photos, I always learn something new on the way. Think you might get some snow before the month is out..
      Amanda xx

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  7. A lovely poem and beautiful photos of the snowy landscape - looks a great walk :) No snow here this winter to speak of you - just the odd snow flurry but it sounds from the news that you have had even more today where you are!

    Hope your son's driving test went well.

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    1. Thanks RR,I do like it up on the Banks as it can be very empty, I like the wide open skies, we got quite a lot of snow, caused a few problems in the morning. All gone now.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Amanda xx

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  8. Lovely poem, lovely photo's.
    We haven't had any snow but did get a chilly wind courtesy of Storm Jake I believe.

    Happy Mother's Day to all this Sunday in the UK

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan for the lovely comment, l like the snow, just wished it had come over Christmas, I would like it to warm up now...
      Amanda xx

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  9. No snow here (yet), Amanda ... but we had what looked like a snow cloud yesterday, and it felt VERY chilly! Wonderful photos, and I love the Old Man's snowflake!

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    1. Thanks Caroline, don't think your Ladybirds would like the snow very much...
      Amanda xx

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  10. Lovely photos and a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. :-)

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    1. Thanks Deb for the lovely comment's, hope you have a nice weekend too.
      Amanda xx

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  11. It's always nice to see the snow through someone else's eyes - I'm glad we haven't had any yet I love to see snowy photos! Yours are really lovely and your landscape is stunning. Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy for the lovely comment, I do like the snow but I am ready for some warmth and sunshine.
      Amanda xx

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  12. A really superb set of images Amanda, very well done indeed.

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    1. Thanks Roy, glad you like the photo's..
      Amanda xx

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  13. Beautiful photos. I set off for work in the snow and turned back. Felt a little foolish later when it had all disappeared! Still I got a bonus day at home. Loving your new blog header. X

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    1. Thanks Julie, it was bad first thing, not worth risking. Hope you had a good day at home. Thanks for the like on the header photo, been playing about with photos indoors while the weathers bad..
      Amanda xx

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  14. I do love good snow photos, it's like a whole other world when everything is covered isn't it! x

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