A Walk in the Snow

 

I woke up to the village covered in snow. For my walk I wandered to the Old Hills and then down Pixham Lane towards the old ferry, where the Severn has flooded. When I got there, the river had come further up the road and there was a swan swimming around and looking for food, where in the summer there had been sheep.

 

I then wandered back over the Old Hills towards Madresfield. I was hoping to get a shot of the Malvern Hills covered in snow but they weren’t visible through the mist.

 

 

The River Severn in Flood – Part 2

 

As I was on holiday today I had more time to go for a walk. When the Severn is in Flood it is most dramatic at either end of the village. Today I planned to walk to where I was yesterday, to see how much the river had risen and then along to the other end to see what it was like there.  What a difference a day makes !

 

The river had risen so high that not only could I not get to where I was yesterday but I had to double back on myself and take a different route to get to the other end of the village.

 

 

Winter Sun – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

It was the shortest day of the year. The sun was coming out after what seemed like endless rain.

 

It feels like its been raining forever. The Old Hills at Callow End are sodden and the mud just sticks to the dogs so we’ve been going back to Malvern Common to walk them. Its still muddy, not as bad as the Old Hills, and there’s bracken, which when the dogs run through it, the mud drops off. It’s a simple but very effective trick for keeping them clean.

 

I had my Sweet 35 optics with me and my Velvet 56. It was lovely to see the sun shining through the cloud. The softness of the Velvet 56 accentuates the misty mood.

 

 

Wishing everyone all the best for 2020.

 

Follow the links to complete the circle. Up next is Birgit Franik.

 

 

Firework Chrysanthemum – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

When I am the town running errands I like to look at the flowers in the supermarket and florists. Last week I found something I thought was a bit different, a Firework Chrysanthemum. It struck me as being very seasonal and I thought I could have fun with it.

 

The shots below were taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 or Sweet 35 (with macro converters).

 

Follow this link to see Janet Broughton’s Halloween Still Life post

 

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