Sunday, February 12

Snow & spring

The snow came at a good moment: I had a bit more time on my hands to venture out, and it was an opportunity to practise with my DSLR. I know snow photos get a bit boring, but I couldn't resist sharing some of the robins I spotted in the white. I especially loved the two robins having a conflab over their breakfast!

At this time of year the snow melts very quickly and the snowfall was nowhere near as epic as the 'Big Freeze' of December 2010 but it was good to see everywhere covered in white, if only for a short time. Snow gets a lot of hate and it can be inconvenient, but I think it's so beautiful - like Laura Marling says, "I never love England more than when covered in snow."

It's weird seeing bits of spring poking out of the snow too. Kitchen daffodils next to a snowy garden. The first bright colours of spring against the frosty white.

I'm thinking of starting a photography portfolio blog, something akin to what Laura (hearts of sand) has done, just to have a place to keep my favourite photos together. What do you guys think?
I also want to get back into posting more regularly now that the January/February slump is coming to an end (hurrah!). What sort of posts would you like more of? I usually just post about whatever I'm enjoying at the time, but if there is anything in particular you'd like to see, let me know!

Goodbye old England covered in snow. Hello spring, I'm starting to feel ready for you now.


  1. Beautiful photos, I love how you've captured the close ups of the snow on the flowers :) xx

  2. I love the photos of the robins. Robins are my favorite birds, that could be because my surname is Robinson I feel I have some sort of affinity to them ha! I am jealous of your photography skills, I feel almost silly whipping my camera out due to my inadequate knowledge but I just enjoy taking photos.
    Katie x

  3. i'll trade you some of your snow for some of our sun. great pictures.

  4. I love the little robins, such lovely photographs!

  5. Gorgeous photography, the little robins are adorable! You have a lovely blog : )