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Saturday, 27 November 2010

More Snow

Wow, I wasn't expecting to see this when I got up this morning! We had about three to four inches of snow over night, it's amazing.
I took pictures of course ;o)

The sparrows thought I was letting the hens out and were waiting in the bush for the grain I put on the fence for them.

This is the hen run, they're not going to like the snow when I let them out this morning!

Makes my last post of the snow look pathetic!


Thursday, 25 November 2010

It's Cold Outside

It's November and it's snowing outside. Here are some pictures of the snow, I know it's nothing compared to some countries at this time of year and even to what we'll get later.
I took the photos through the window, as it's tooooo cold out! So sorry if they're dark and blurry.
This is out the front of the house

and this is the back garden, a very snowy sky, it's actually sunny now so the snow won't last long
this picture is really dark, but the sky was amazing and it was over exposed otherwise

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Cathedral Express

My oldest brother works in a signal box, so he gets information on trains passing at different times of the day.  He was notified that a steam train would be passing at 1:30, so we all went up to watch it go by.  I only managed to get two pictures as it went by so fast!  It was called "The Cathedral Express"
This is where my brother works, it's surrounded by fields and there's a little village just up the road, where he lives.
I could hear it coming and saw the steam, this is the best picture I took...
You wouldn't believe how fast it was travelling. It was a beautiful engine, fantastic to see.
So after it had gone we went home with my other brother, in his little orange VW Beetle ;o)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Brown Pelican Goes Outside

Taking two pieces of wood, a rough looking round branch, nails and duct-tape... I made a jetty for a setup.  It's not that great, but I just wanted an impression.  I will have another crack at the setup again tomorrow, if the weather’s nice, I wasn't quite satisfied with the lighting in these shots, which is why I messed about with them a bit.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Friday, 5 November 2010

The Old Oak Tree

There are around thirty-two native trees in Britain; one is the most English of trees and this is the oak. An oak can live four to five hundred years, although some are estimated to be 800 to a 1000 years old. When oaks are this old they are often seen with bands or supports of some sort, helping to keep them together and taking some of the weight of their branches.  They're also usually hollow at this age.
Where I live, there are many oak trees; one in particular is at the back of our house, in the centre of a field. We call it 'The Old Oak Tree'.  It has lost quite a few branches in high winds, but it's still majestic and I love sitting beneath its twisted branches.
At this time of year, the leaves are amber and look stunning against a blue sky or even with the lush green grass as pictured here…

That's our house in the background.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Evening Sketches

When I sketch it’s usually in the evening, sometimes late at night. So I get a favourite pencil, most cases a graphite pencil, sit down and draw whatever comes into my head. Sometimes I have a book for inspiration. But mainly the things I draw are made up.
At the moment I'm into, as you will see, dragons and horses. To start I will show you one of my favourite breeds of horses, the Friesian:

That's all for today