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Spring Blizzard

By LynneJoyce  
Taken on the morning of Saturday 23.03.2013, this series has a verse to go with it that sums up my feelings about this winter perfectly. You can find it here:-

http://c-n-u.eu/node/1284

If the images look a little like pastel drawings that's because it never stopped snowing during the walk, tiny, tiny snowflakes that you can see hurtling across in several of the pictures. They were driven by a vicious easterly wind, a lazy wind that couldn't be bothered to go round you but cut straight through you instead. The wind created some interesting shapes as you can see in versions 5, 9 & 15.

I had to put my camera's raincoat on and that meant looking at the viewfinder through wet plastic, always a hit and miss affair. Add to that wet, frozen fingers and the difficulty of trudging through deep snow you can see that it was a photographic adventure/lottery. The dogs absolutely loved it of course.

As always the opening image is not necessarily my favourite but the one I think makes the best thumbnail. This one also has the 'Aaaaaaaah' factor with Helga doing her very best cute pose! Anyway here they are, a documentary record of the second day of Spring in West Yorkshire. Thanks for looking and I hope that you like at least some of them. Do tell which you like best.

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marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:32PM
Marvellous images Lynne and a superb poem to match... V11 is my favourite a really nice image.

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GarrathE 7 4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:34PM
Definitely v15 for me! Grin
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
23 Mar 2013 8:34PM
Oh wow!!!!I take it you are not thrilled with the 2nd day of Spring. Wonderful "winter" images... and the last one just made me laugh... a snowed in car. To us in hot South Africa it is a beautiful winter wonderland, but I know you are all sick of it.......... great set of images
23 Mar 2013 8:36PM
An amazing set of images for the second day of spring, Lynne!
Where we are in the West Midlands the snow is nowhere near as bad as where you are!
Let's hope this dreadful weather clears up soon; it's getting beyond a joke!!
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ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:38PM
V5 & V11 for me, roll on the summer maybe the snow will have vanished by then !! SmileSmile

Ali
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 8:44PM
All of them and for your bravery!!! But know the children needed walking and snow is no excuse...
You have the white so good and scenes brilliantly captured
My winner all the way
Lillian
netta1234 Plus
4 335 2 Wales
23 Mar 2013 9:01PM
Please dont tell me to pick the best as I like them all.Snow is lovely to look at and to have some photos,but it can be verry dangerous to walk and drive in.
Just heard the news about a 27 yr old lad that fell and died in the snow last night.
Netta
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
23 Mar 2013 9:09PM
Now I go for v8, and I'm surprised you haven't attacked it yet with some of your CS magic, Lynne. Off to Heathrow tomorrow by car so don't want any more white stuff down here, ta.

Dave
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 9:15PM
Great set Lynne, V1 my fav.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
23 Mar 2013 9:41PM
The snow may have been (was) totally undesirable, but these images-- all of them---are outstanding!

A very impressive collection!


PS--- our new internet connection appears to be faster/better than the former, was able to open you images easily!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
23 Mar 2013 10:34PM
I always enjoy your "Sets" Lynne but being an admirer of German Shepherds V1 is my #1.
Joan.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Mar 2013 11:10PM
A wonderful set of "late winter" snow scenes, i think v1 was the perfect choice as the lead. Thankfully we've avoided the snow and only had rain but the hills a few miles from where I live where most of my landscape pics are taken are covered in the white stuff!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
23 Mar 2013 11:13PM
This set confirms how much more snow you have had that we in the Glasgow area, and has documented well the conditions in your part. In fact I like V 1 as much as any, partly b/o the subject matter and partly as the dog's colours show so well against and contrast with the snow.
24 Mar 2013 12:53AM
An excellent set of winter images. Surely that must be the end of it! .......Sandy
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
24 Mar 2013 1:26AM
Wish I had Jenn's Internet!
Fantastic captures and your huskies TongueTongue seem to love it.
The most remarkable spring series I've seen.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Mar 2013 4:04AM
I am so glad I am not there BUT I do enjoy to look at these amazing photos in my air cooled office Smile
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
24 Mar 2013 6:01AM
V11 and V12 are my favorites.
-=\Walter
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
24 Mar 2013 7:01AM
I love them all, Lynne, rarely seeing any snow in my village for years on end. V.1 is wonderful, but I am leaning towards V.8 as my favourite, just like the general composition of it. Carol
Ray42 8 3 England
24 Mar 2013 7:03AM

Quote:The snow may have been (was) totally undesirable, but these images-- all of them---are outstanding!

A very impressive collection!


I quite agree - I don't think spring has quite arrived yet - its even struggling down south
24 Mar 2013 7:43AM
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr an excellent set Lynne, V1 is brilliant. Needles to say, I will NOT be measuring the depth of Snow in this way Smile

John Smile
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 8:32AM
A wonderful set of wintery images each crammed with so much charm and character Lynne.
My particular favourite is already in pole position.
A beautiful image of Helga measuring the depth of the snow with her bum.
What a novel idea, I would rather like council gritters to do the same thing before choosing to omit our village because the snow is too deep...

Regards Nathan
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 9:09AM
A wonderful collection of captures.
I like V1 best. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lucien.
24 Mar 2013 9:44AM
Beautiful set of captures.
Dave
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 10:23AM
You should write to the Council and suggest that Nathan!
xwang 7 55 8
24 Mar 2013 10:45AM
A set of excellent winter story, well, you may shout at me:"It was spring!"Grin Grin Wonderfully taken. Is it wonderful to have dogs? I thought of going to take some photos yesterday after I saw your last snow set, but when I looked out of the window.. I thought:"...Oh, no..."Grin My memory of yesterday was quiet, eerily quiet, nobody was about, only the snow fell..it was like an ideal Christmas day. When I saw V13, the boy(girl) brought the whole picture to life....
BTW, thank you for your comment on " Aview..."
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 12:04PM
For reasons I don 't have time to analyse I like V1,3,5,8,11 and 12.
Great work as always Lynne - you don't upload everyday but when you do
you make us workWink
KateGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Mar 2013 12:53PM
Blimey, Lynne, and I thought it was bad here - this is about 3 or 4 times as deep! Sad It's provided you with some great images, though, and think V1 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
24 Mar 2013 3:49PM
No snow for the last month but cold every day

Peter
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
24 Mar 2013 4:09PM
Guess it helps make living with snow a lot happier if you have your own, fully grown fur coat on when you head out for a walk in it as in V1! Heard how bad the condition were in your area, of course and this set certainly proves it. I enjoyed the tour, given I was sitting indoors by the heater here! I think V1 is still my favourite, no doubt being very doggie minded. Grin

Ann
Thats a lot of snow Lynne, and full marks to you for talking out in it,with your camera at the ready, good captures in very hard conditions my fav is 14 love it infact love everything about it ,

John
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2013 8:32PM
Spring has been better than out summer sof late..so this Spring doesnlt bode well for the rest of the year.

Beautifully crisp images Lynne.

GarethSmile
25 Mar 2013 3:50AM
Great images ! Helga is so beautiful!
Smile Brenda
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 7:57AM
Fantastic images Lynne
Jim
25 Mar 2013 10:08AM
Una fotofraía de premio.. Preguto es un cementerio.??
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 4:48PM
WOW! what a great set Lynne, well taken, love 1,3, and 10.
Brian
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 10:49AM
V1 for me. No snow here down south as yet. Having dogs, you have to go out whatever the weather, it used to keep me fit, now I have to find other waysTongue!
moiral 6 12 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 4:55PM
I like them all Lynne, but am wondering if 13 was deliberate as that number, especially with the grim reaper in among the gravestones TongueGrin. Moira
26 Mar 2013 5:07PM
yup!!!! thats an English spring for you
happy to take this interesting set to 70
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 5:18PM
She does look a bit like the grim Reaper Moira. I'll tell her when next I see her!!!
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 8:28PM
Another excellent set Lynne. V1 for me, Helga really doesn't seem to mind a cold bum does she?
Ray
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 7:40PM
V1 is my outright fave Lynne but other than that its V4. Lovely set overall. Helga is gorgeousGrin
Diane
Laslo 4
28 Mar 2013 9:11AM
Jó felvétel. Nekem is van ilyen kutyám, lassan 2 éves lesz. Itt Szerbiában is még van hó és hideg.

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