Snow and opera hibernation
I have nothing particularly operatic to comment on right now but I thought I would share a few snow pictures, since I have been hunting for good ones for years, what with usually being parked in London at this time of the year.
Although snow was supposed to have come down hard for the past week, it only happened since the day before yesterday afternoon. Yesterday I went for a hike in the woods and it looked like this:
I am a sucker for the winter colour palette and fluffy, heavy snow in general:
Since London does not have this kind of wooded hills:
The woods are quite dense and the terrain is rough, though I do not think you can easily get lost (turn around and down and you are back in town). There was good number of other people (couples, mostly) about. Around here hanging out in the woods, regardless of weather, is very common. There is little else to do 🙂 That being said, the strong and fresh air and the specific quiet of the woods (even with other people around, birds cawing, dogs barking like the house is on fire) was out of this world invigorating. Whilst I was there I wondered if there is anything better in life than the woods during a snowfall. Today is a gorgeously clear, cold day, yet I am still wondering.
Back to town:
Posted on January 3, 2019, in traditional and tagged snow, snow skating, winter, woods. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
There is nothing better in life than the woods during a snowfall, particularly as it gets on toward dusk and it’s quiet enough to hear the snow hitting the ground.
(ps the one photo clipped in the reader mode looks like a submarine chimney breaking through an icey surface in the Arctic 😉 )
there is no saying what can pop from under the snow 😀
only imaginative! i’v never heard of snow hitting the ground! 😼😜
Hand me that bag of madeleines and we’ll go trespassing on Chapmans’ woodlot in December.