Ollie in the snow (photos)


The shot above is Ollie racing ahead, excited by the deeper snow today.

It was still snowing on and off when we went out today. I had to fiddle with the exposure compensation on the Sony, as the brightness was fooling the meter. All photos are reduced files, but can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Beetley Meadows covered in the white stuff.

Ollie by the picnic benches.

Hoe Rough, looking across the river to Beetley Meadows.

The ‘Flying Flock’. These sheep are well camouflaged in the snow over on Hoe Rough.

Let’s hope that’s the last snow of 2018!

103 thoughts on “Ollie in the snow (photos)

        1. I did check out your blog, but I’m afraid I am too old to read about fashion, and know very little about it. But you have a well-presented blog, with a professional feel.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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          1. Thank you 😊😊 but I believe you should never let your age define what you can do and what not
            If you really want to do it but if you don’t want to do that by your own choice then that’s fine…

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        2. I don’t define what I am by my age, but I live in the countryside, walk a dog in the mud, and rarely socialise. So perhaps my fashionable days are behind me?
          Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. Very nice shots of the snowy landscape, Pete. It’s a joy to see Ollie and the sheep in the snow. Looks I’m missing all the fun in Norfolk being in Norway. πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful weekend, all three of you. x

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  2. Nice to see Ollie enjoying himself.

    Apparently, there are places in the Midlands without any. My niece is most disgruntled! ‘All the cold and none of the fun,’ as she put it.

    Here in Romania, we are on the southern edge of it all. Feet of snow in the mountains, but only a couple of inches here (in the lee of them). The Romanians are very efficient with their ploughing and gritting, so the local roads are all open. It’s been very cold, though. Down to -16 last night and a max of -4 during the day. I went out on Tuesday when the first snow was still fresh and crunchy, but decided against it today. Too icy.

    On the subject of school buses, here, in Romania, winter tyres are mandatory in snowy conditions and any vehicle carrying more than 9 people has to have chains. It’s the lack of those kind of safeguards in the UK that makes driving in deep snow so treacherous. But since ‘serious’ snow is such a rare event, putting up with a few ‘snow days’ actually makes a lot more economic sense than introducing the kind of laws and infrastructure that are so vital in countries like Canada, Russia and Eastern Europe. So Britain is not so much ‘pathetic’ as simply ‘pragmatic’. The advice not to travel unless you absolutely have to is a perfectly reasonable response under the circumstances. Yet it is frequently ignored. The 1962 situation is so rare that the only procedures we really need to have in place are (as you have already indicated) those in support of the emergency services.

    To put it another way… ‘I really think we Brits need to stop beating ourselves up over our response to winter weather.’ (Rant over πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. Thanks for your reasonable take on the issue, Ros. I agree that such bad weather is rare. The last time we had significant snow here was in 2012. But I still think that when we get so much advance warning, they could have least have gritted the roads. The whole road system has been in chaos, and the excuses quite lame. But no doubt it will all be the same next time it happens. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks, Abbi.
      When I was still working, I would have loved to have had some ‘snow days’, and doubt I would have been bored or lonely. πŸ™‚ It’s becoming a pain here though, not really being able to get out of the village without chancing the still icy side roads.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Indeed Pete and memorys I would much rather enjoy through pictures like yours although the forcast is pretty dire for the UK isn’t it? Much snow and wind predicted which doesn’t sound too good. So I hope you don’t get snowed in and if you do you have gas/electric or a nice fire to keep you warm.

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        1. We have oil-fired heating, a back up electric radiator, and a log-burning stove. Should be enough. πŸ™‚
          The main problem is getting out of the village, as we are both reluctant to drive in these conditions.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I was happy with that sheep photo.
      The snow looks nice, but it has us rather ‘trapped’ in Beetley now. Whether or not to chance the smaller lanes to the main road? Once the bread and milk runs out, we are going to have to.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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      1. Supposed to turn to rain here tomorrow, meanwhile it is like living in a freezer. Bitterly cold. Fortunately we went shopping on Monday and got milk and I bake my own bread. Wine is running out though and I’m not sure the delivery men will get up our hill πŸ˜‰

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        1. We had the refuse collection cancelled today, but the postman showed up. Still got 6 pints of milk, half a loaf, and one bottle of red…
          Now the central heating is playing up, and won’t switch off! Like a hothouse inside, frozen solid outside. πŸ™‚ 1st of March. Typical. x

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  3. I love snow and I love that cute dog and the sheep. Then again, i do not drive and have no worries about it myself right now. Here near Woodstock NY in the US it is thawed a bit, so we’ll see if we get more snow soon–

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