Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Fun & Frolics in the Snow

As expected we awoke this morning to lots of snow and it hasn 't stopped snowing all day, so we're in for more of the same for the next few days by the sounds of it! Of course we had to take a walk in this weather as it is so pretty, so after putting on layers of clothing, hats, gloves and boots off we set.....


Our garden looked really pretty so we took a few photos here before we made our way to the woods....
Above Cameron is standing next to his favourite climbing tree in our garden, although I don't think he'd want to attempt climbing it in this cold weather!

Here I am in the lane next to our home which takes us to the woods, it was thick with snow and really pretty.
The entrance to the woods is over this stile, a few footprints had gone before us... dog walkers we think, although we didn't hear or see anyone else during our walk it was really quiet and peaceful.
The snow made beautiful patterns as it lay on branches and twigs......

The boys stopped for a quick hug to keep warm, then we pushed onwards deeper into the woods

Every so often we stopped for the obligatory snowball fight, although Daddy always seemed to win!!!!!
But eventually we got him back and ohhhhhh what a sweet moment that was for us all lol!!!!

One very happy, excited little boy, up for a laugh and really enjoying the snow and the outdoors

One cute little boy, feeling the cold a bit, but soldiering on as he was having great fun, honestly!

Out of the woods now and into the open fields, and boy was the snow starting to really come down here.... lots more snowball fights and snow angels in this field.

An untouched stile at the end of the field, what a beautiful picture this image has made.....

A gated entrance to a local cottage, frosted with snow, the smell of woodsmoke now thick in the air.
One, once happy little boy, now not so, getting cold and tired and wanting to go home to a warm hot chocolate.

The loves of my life making their weary way home to warmth, comfort and a roaring fire!

9 comments:

Fairy Grandmother said...

Gorgeous and Handsome look like their having great fun, loved to have joined in the snowball fight, it all looks so pretty xx

Elaine A said...

Mandy -

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your lovely family's walk through the woods. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them.

Elaine Allen

Sea Witch said...

What wonderful photos you have taken Love the pristine snow landscapes. I wonder what snow faireis are hiding behind branches and gates. Great photo of ole snowy eye. Sea Witch

ramsam said...

Gorgeous pictures!
Do you sell your digital borders? They are lovely and add just the right touch to these already great photos!

Juls~ said...

Amanda! Beautiful photos of you, your family & the snow!!

If you want to learn how to tweek your photos a bit {which really they are lovely as is!} take the Jessica Sprague Good to Great Workflow class! It's short & sweet and filled with a lot of basic editing detail for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements!

Thank you for sharing! The snow is so beautiful!

MaygreenFairies said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. Ramsam; I purchase my overlays/borders from the following site, check it out they have some cool stuff...
http://www.scrapartist.com/shoppe/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=20

Juls, thanks for the details on the tutorial, I do love altering my photos through Photoshop Pro, but I could do with a little more tuition, I'll definitely check this site out.

Mandy xx

SoCalWendie said...

Gorgeous shots! Pictures like that make me lament that I live in Southern California sometimes. No chance of snow falling in my back yard which means no snow fairies :(
BTW I see you won Jen's drawing for her art piece you lucky gal you

Her Art Nest said...

Just the most amazing photos! Wow! Thanks for sharing your border source. Your pics make me have a fonder view of snow. Beautiful shots. ~Nancy

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