Friday, 8 December 2017

Dawn


I was due to meet an old friend in Chester today but the weather has closed in and he has been forced to cancel as British Railways will probably be sent into whirling confusion.
I'm disappointed as I was looking forward to the catch up.
The Prof is still working away and with the snow on the ground Winnie gave me one of those " you've got to be fucking kidding!" looks when I opened the back door for our dawn walk.
Only I wanted to go out today. 
It looks like I'll light the fire early and download some old black and white movies from iTunes Store 


The cottage always looks at it's best when it's snowing.


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  1. I love your dawn photo of the church. You have framed it very nicely and the light is so subtle. You should consider framing an enlargement of that picture.

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    1. High praise indeed from you a talented photographer

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  2. And the cottage with the warm glow from the sun is also very good. Have a great day by the fire. x

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    1. And that's what I am doing......watching judge rinder whilst eating homemade parsnip soup

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  3. Lovely pics. Does indeed look beautiful in the snow.

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    1. It's wild outside now....I've just been out to feed the bachelors

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  4. gorgeous! and I second YP.

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  5. It all looks very picturesque. It's a shame your catch up had to be postponed but the alternative sounds pretty good to me. X

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  6. Good photos of dawn in Wales, no snow here but freezing NE wind instead. Stay warm.......cuddle a dog!

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    1. Winnie has gone to bed upstairs, William is on the couch, Mary is on the arm chair and George as usual is in the kitchen

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  7. Lighting the fire.....but you do have central heating, I am sure.

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    1. The log burner warms the radiators

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    1. I've found woolly socks too

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  9. Beautiful! Love snow (if I don't have to drive in it)

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  10. Sorry you're not able to meet your friend but I think you have the right idea, hunkering down with some good black and white movies! Your cottage looks very picturesque and Christmassy by the way.

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    1. I'm digging out the fairy lights later

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  11. Lovely winter dawn photo, John.

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    1. It didn't feel very lovely as I took it

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  12. Movies on a snowy day! That sounds perfect.

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  13. love these pictures.

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  14. Winnie's got the right attitude. It's no fun slipping and sliding on all the snow and slush.

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  15. I love the photos, especially your cosy lit cottage and your Eiffel-like Christmas tree.
    Greetings Maria x

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  16. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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    1. Please no cro, please no cro , please no cro

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  17. I'd say it was worth getting up at the crack of dawn and going out with the dogs, to see the beauty of the morning ..

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  18. Snow for us today but that's normal. Very nice pictures and everything does look better covered in fresh snow.

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  19. Enjoy the snow day.

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  20. I'm in agreement with Winnie unless there's some lovely boots for those paws. The sunshine is glorious but the temperature is Brrrrrrrr.

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  21. Would luv to experience a white Christmas.....just once.

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  22. Oh lucky you, we awoke from a night of howling gales to find only a light sprinkling on the car and shed roof; very disappointing.

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  23. We call that amount of snow a 'dusting', and it sometimes comes in June or late August.

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  24. Beautiful photos!! Keep warm.

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  25. We had almost that much snow yesterday here in central Texas. I love it because it's just enough to be pretty, but not enough to be a problem. Just a few days ago it was almost 80* F here. Yesterday it didn't get much above 35.

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  26. Oh my. So lovely.
    Stay warm, John Gray.

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  27. Anonymous4:25 pm

    John: once you get the fairy lights up, it’ll look like the cottage that the Cameron Diaz character in The Holiday swapped her Beverly Hills pad for, over the Christmas period. Sigh - one of my favourite films. MaggieB

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  28. Wish I could come over and watch those movies with you.

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    1. Mrs miniver, went the day well and hush hush sweet charlotte

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  29. Looks as though you have had a day like us John - blue sky, icy winds and glorious low sun.

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  30. Very peaceful and "Christmasy" looking.

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  31. Its looking very peaceful and "Christmasy" in the village.

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  32. Lovely photos. Your cottage looks so cosy.

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  33. The cottage and lights look delightful. Walking? I agree with Winnie.

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  34. I'm sure that the f-word is not part of Winnie's vocabulary! (Unless she picked it up from the sudden influx of workmen.)

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    1. She swears like an old docker

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  35. Winnie has the right idea ! The cottage and the church look picture post card perfect. Just the day for a blazing log fire and old movies on the TV.

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  36. Fog/Mist
    54°F
    12°C
    In Florida !!! FGS !!!

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  37. As the old song goes, "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

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  38. And here we are in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains at a balmy 10C. This brings out the macho men in shorts and flipflops. All the snow has gone, which is amazing at this time of year, but not complaining, and this weather is supposed to last for another week. After that could be another story!!

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  39. So pretty.
    NJ has been gray all day with that smell of snow in the air. This weather makes our 14 yr old pup want to stay curled up under a blanket in her bed. Dogs and Cats have the right idea!!

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  40. It looks beautiful. And a perfect day for hunkering down with movies/books/snacks.

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  41. I can only imagine the quiet that early in the morning and your photos truly reflect that, John.
    So far today it has snowed in Mississippi, Alabama and now Wales!! Here we are waiting patiently for some here in Nova Scotia.......

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    1. I think you are an expert in snow jimbo x

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  42. Today (Friday) was the first day it was above freezing when I left for work in a long time. It has been glorious all week but I just made it home tonight when it started to snow. So opened a bottle of wine and in front of the TV in my jimjams. Bliss isn't it! Anna

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  43. Very pretty pictures and sorry your meet up was cancelled - but have to chuckle a wee bit. Here in Canada we wouldn't even bother breaking out the boots for that amount of snow.

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  44. It looks so beautiful,25c here, bright and sunny day, may be we shall have some rockets in the evening like we had last night.(thank you Trump).

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  45. The church pic looks fantastic. It doesn't snow here very often (once every 4 years or so, and we got it two nights back).

    Snow always looks so much better in pics than when one has to actually deal with it.

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  46. It looks so beautiful, so quaint, so inviting... from this distance!

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  47. Beautiful snowy dawn photos . . .

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  48. Lovely photos today John.

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