Monday, 21 January 2013

Hush


Apologies if you've had enough of photos of snow. It's just still quite a novelty for me! Remember all that heavy snow that most of England had on Friday? Well, it fell on West Yorkshire last night.


This morning we woke up to six inches of fresh snow.


Bella's school was open so she, Angus and I walked there. It was totally silent and still, so different to a normal day. Just the occassional swishing sound of the odd driver trying to get along the slushy, slippery roads. 


When it was time to collect Angus from nursery John and I took the sledge. Next to Bella's school there is steep playing field that is perfect for sledging. Angus loved it.


I had quite a lot of fun too if I'm honest.


 Angus travelled home in style.


They closed Bella's school early and this afternoon that same hill was packed full with children, and the air was filled with the echoey sound of laughing and shrieking as they raced down the hill and dragged thier sledges back up again. There was something in the air, something joyful and celebratory. 

If you don't have to be anywhere or do anything, if you can just give yourself in to the snow, then it's pretty amazing stuff.

24 comments:

dolly mixtures said...

Perfect fun. Tonight, I walked home at 'rush hour' but it was so much quieter than normal and the snow was glistening as the light fell. Magical xo

Leanne said...

I love the picture of you on the sledge. There's something about snow. It has magical properties! xx

Mairéad said...

I am so jealous. Your pictures are beautiful. Snow is really magical.

Karen said...

I have loved the snow this year. The key is to wrap up warm and have fun. Love that photo of you sledging, you look like you're having a ball! Karen x

Jenny said...

So beautiful. I can't get enough of taking pretty snow photos here either. The way the snow muffles sound and quiets everything is one of my favorite parts of all. It's like the world is sleeping.

xx
Jenny

Coal Valley View said...

Well I just assumed you got snow like this every winter! It's picture perfect, keep the pictures coming. I'm showing the kids the photos as I type and there's lots of "Wow", "Wish we lived there!". Enjoy the snow while it lasts :-)

the linen cloud said...

Brilliant ... and such a lovely experience for the little ones ... I hope we get some soon or fingers crossed for some in the winter to come ... Bee xx

Trudy said...

What fun! Doesn't the snow make everything look beautiful? My 10 year old just saw your photos and said "I wish it snowed here"!!

Clicky Needles said...

You can never have enough pictures of snow. I have to go to work today after Friday and Monday off, I'm sure they'll be snowball fights at break time.

Jo said...

Snow brings out the child in all of us. Glad you're all having fun.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

The kids love it don't they! I do as long as I don't have to go too far! :) x

Irene said...

Brilliant pictures Gillian, I think a good time was had by all.
luv
irene
xxxx

jen said...

It was beautiful wasn't it? It's so nice when it quietens the city and we can get out and play! Lovely pictures. xx

emma said...

Fabulous! I love the calm of the snow followed by shouts of happy people of sledges! Have a wonderful time!

Melliemoo Crochet said...

Wow ... so much snow and such fabulous photos!!! I love them! xxx

Col | Hello Olive said...

That looks like so much fun! x

Janie said...

Am so so so jealous!! In southern Missouri we just don't get the snows we used too....global warming???

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Fabulous fun pics, Gillian! Happy Snow Days! E x

Deborah Hamilton said...

Beautiful pictures. You can't have too many snow pictures.

Jennifer said...

The snow is beautiful! And how adorable are you on the sled?! What a fun time you had!

Jen Walshaw said...

I lobe the way that snow muffles everything and makes everything look clean

millefeuilles said...

Such a beautiful post! I think your pictures and words convey the magic of snow perfectly. I love the way snow makes everything quiet. It's wonderful stuff!

Stephanie

sustainablemum said...

Sledging, children and snow a great combination, enjoy!

Kristina said...

Wow, so much snow!! Looks beautiful!! Great shots!