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27/12/2020

A quiet moment during the storm x

As I type, storm Bella is howling around the house and screaming down the chimney.  The trees are contorting and lashing around giving a savage voice to the wind.  Hail and sleet dash against the windows making outside a wild and unfriendly place to be. We're quietly reading or blogging, drinking tea and hunkering down.




In stark contrast to Wednesday.  A gentle mild morning with the clearest blue skies slipped into a frosty symphony of colour while the sun sank behind the hills.
Moss was desperate for a decent walk, she had cabin fever and thanks to the previous few day's inclement weather, she'd had to make do with short-in-between-the-showers walks.  So, as soon as her collar and lead were donned, her nose pointed towards the way she wanted to go with every fibre of her body ready for the off!
The air was brittle and as long as we kept out of the light breeze we were just about warm enough despite the layers we were wearing.
Our route was one of the shorter 'dog-loops' we do, interesting enough for us with space for Moss to run and play and take the edge off all her energy.
The sky softened and the clouds began to glow a rich dusky peach colour and the air felt so chilly I could almost taste a metallic icy tang.
It was, however, oh so beautiful. The sky deepened and bruised with violets, purples and blue hues.

The final stages of brilliant white gold flared for a second or two - then it was gone along with any lingering wisps of warmth.



  

Time to go home, put the kettle on and warm icy fingers and noses.  

I hope you had a safe and gentle Christmas, that despite the restrictions you were able to have some 'family' time - either via the internet link ups or the permissible brief meet ups - it is times like this that make you realise how precious your family really are.

See you on Friday for our final Scavenger Photo Hunt for 2020 - My Own Choice, I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us, until then!    xxxxx

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos.We had Xmas on our own. We zoomed/ what’s apped family but not the same as sitting round the table playing games,laughing,joking etc.
    Next year (fingers crossed ) will be even more special.

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    1. Thank you :) no you are correct, it is not the same, but if this had happened a few years ago - we would have even had the 'wot's zooming' option - yes, here is to next year xx

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  2. What amazing sky photos, our Nell had a short walk, but long enough to collect her 'sniff mails' as we call them.

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    1. Sniff mails - love it, we call them 'peemails' and 'the daily pooz' chortle!!

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  3. Kate.........they are some of the most amazing photos, that I feel as if I'm there. Guess what Moss......I get cabin fever too & need a walk. Hope you've weathered the storm without any mishaps & see you on Thursday. I've something in mind, I think. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. thank you Susan - the storm has taken a snowy turn - and it is beautiful!

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  4. It may have been cold and windy but the photos are just beautiful. I'm glad Moss got to go out and get rid of some energy!

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    1. Thank you Debi :D Yes, Moss just ran and ran and ran in silly circles of happy dog! She felt much better for her playing :D x

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  5. I'm new here but I love the photos. I wish Tug my dog would wear a color so I could walk him. He just chews them off.

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    1. Hi Carla - nice to meet you - Moss loves putting on her collar as it means she is off on a walk - so will happily wear it because it means adventures.

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  6. What wonderful wide-open moorland panoramas you have. Love Moss's bandana. Bx

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    1. Thanks Belinda, my OH calls Moss's bandana ... a dogdanna - it is her festive one, red with gold deer. When I made it I sewed a bell in side so when she is trotting around she sounds very festive!

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  7. Much like Moss, I feel the need for a good walk when I've been cooped up indoors for a while. I think I must have been a dog in a previous life :)

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    1. My husband was definitely a dog in a previous life, he needs regular walks and feeding and he is a happy lad!!

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  8. Such glorious skies...we had them here too. That picture of Youngest throwing the ball for Moss reminds me of one you took years ago. Exactly the same movement, just he is a little (well a lot) bigger and it was for Cleggy. I'm sure you remember the picture I mean. πŸ’“πŸŽ„ xx

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    1. I wrote a post a little while ago, with all the photos of Youngest and Moss and Cleggy from that spot - showing how much Youngest had grown. :)

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  9. Cracking photos of our Village. Youngest and Moss, yes I remember him and Cleggy.

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