Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Afternoon Light

Hello Lovelies,
Sunday was bright and frosty. Just the sort of day to get outdoors.


 I longed to walk, but other errands beckoned.

 Happily, on the way home I grabbed the opportunity to get outdoors before darkness fell. I decided not to travel all the way home in our car, but to get hubby to drop me off a couple of miles from home.

  It was just after 3pm and the light was glorious........



The temperature was barely above freezing and  the frost was still thick where the suns rays had not reached........


looking back  you can clearly see the difference.........


I LOVED the bright sunlight illuminating the inside of the tunnel under the railway line.......


and the fields beyond looked magical........


Both up close......


and into the distance, the world looked gorgeous..........


Looking up at the bare branched tree silhouettes along the horizon I loved all the different shapes.....


Climbing the hill was welcome exercise and warmed me up on such a chilly afternoon. The distant view was lost in a mist the stayed in the valley all day...........


and soon the sun had disappeared below the horizon, just a hazy glow in a sky full of wispy cloud.
But the bleak winter landscape still looked beautiful.......


I hurried home, happy to have been outdoors. But as darkness fell I was very happy to get home to my family and our cosy home.

Jacquie x

38 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Jacquie.

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  2. Your pictures are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I almost felt as though I was on that beautiful walk with you! Gorgeous photographs.

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  4. That frost is so beautiful, especially on the berries in the first photo. It looks cold, though. I hope you were bundled up. :)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful pics.
    I like to see weather effects on nature. The planet is frozen today!!! My area is really cold today -30°c and I miss to see grass.
    Miss

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  6. I love that beautiful photo of the light through the tunnel!

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  7. Beautiful photos Jacquie!!

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  8. Beautiful photos of a lovely walk, the one with the light through the tunnel is brilliant
    Jackie x

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  9. fabulous pictures, I love the berries..

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  10. You had the right idea to get out of the car early. How beautiful the light was, especially framing the fields in the distance from the tunnel. The close ups of the frost are just beautiful, shots like this always remind me of sugar frosting and just look delicious!! Have a wonderful week xx

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  11. Beautiful pictures the ones of the tunnel are fantastic! Sarah x

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  12. Beautiful pictures on a gorgeous day. I bet you're glad you got out of the car early. x

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  13. Beautiful photos! I especially like the first picture of the berries.
    Claire

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  14. I think I spotted some faeries

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  15. Such beautiful pictures! You captured the frost brilliantly! xx

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  16. Your eye for beauty is great! I just drove over our countryside and saw lots of similar country views, but I was driving and couldn't snap the photos. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. Thanks so much for posting, Jacquie. I really enjoyed your post. xx

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  18. Your pics are always so beautiful and once again you've captured the closing day perfectly. Happy new year, lovely 😊 xx

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  19. Oh how I love the countryside in winter, it's utterly beautiful. I especially love the tree silhouettes on the horizon and the last photo, they sum up what I like most about it - the bare trees and hedgerows, and how open and visible everything is. Nothing beats a winter country walk, arriving home just after dark, wonderful. CJ xx

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  20. Hi Jacquie
    What a contrast between your lovely winter and our dangerous summer down here.
    Your walk would have been lovely. I do hope you were well rugged up for it. It is such a pretty part of the world where you live.

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  21. Lovely to get a winter walk. Absolutely gorgeous photos.

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  22. Beautiful, we've had some amazing cold frosty days haven't we, you capture them so well! :) xxx

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  23. Such lovely images ~ thank you for sharing your beautiful, frosty walk with us!

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  24. A winter wonderland, even without the snow! Such beauty, thanks for sharing. A very cold and heavily frosted morning here (especially for the Southern US) -13C this morning!

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  25. Jacquie, these photographs are such a pleasure to see. Thank you for taking that walk home through the frosty landscape...with your camera at hand.

    In my many trips to the UK, I've never really spent time in the Midlands. Your posts are convincing me that I have missed so much beauty...in the landscape and also in the inhabitants! xo

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  26. New year, still amazing pics!
    Happy 2015, Jacquie! xx

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  27. Lovely light and beautiful photos. What a great idea to get out and walk - sometimes it's so easy not to make an effort and we miss such lovely moments x thanks for sharing x

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  29. What lovely photos! An ideal time to catch the dramatic light and looks a beautiful walk. I love living in Cornwall but do so miss the heavy frosts and snow at this time of year, truly magical scenery.
    Best wishes
    Alison
    farmhousetraditions.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. happy new year lovely ;)xx i sooo enjoy your postings, creativity and photography of the great outdoors ;)

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  32. Gorgeous photo's. I need some fresh air every day! So glad you have joined a walking group - I hope t works out for you. Our group is doing an after dark walk tonight - the weather is foul! But the thought of the pie and peas afterwards will keep us going xxx

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  33. Oh, afternoon light in the winter - I think it's one of our rewards for putting up with the short, dark days. Gorgeous photos, I love how the sun looks on the frost. Happy new year to you Jacquie. xx

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  34. Beautiful pictures. I love to see poplar trees lined up in a row. They remind me of my grandma who planted some at her old house. She died when I was little but the trees were there for decades and made Mum and I smile when we occasionally drove past! x

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