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We just need some colour in our lives everyday

There was a little bit of sun in the garden mid-afternoon today and I thought to myself, “I’ll get my camera and get a nice picture of that tree bark in the sunlight”. I turned away, and when I turned back, the sun had disappeared behind a cloud.  We have been promised snow over the next few days, which will create a great deal of disruption and some photo opportunities. (Note to self: I must read that article in my camera magazine about taking shots in the snow).

This photo was taken in the gardens of National Trust property last April. We’ve been there in all sorts of weather, even in the snow one year.

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Snow or no snow, I’m looking forward to spring.

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How long have you been in this part of the country?

Waving bye-bye to our lovely cottage overlooking the bay, we moved on from a week in Robin Hood’s Bay, to Derbyshire, where we stayed a couple of nights at The Rambler Inn, which was a very comfy stay, with some very friendly staff.

My main reason for guiding the family towards this part of the country was to be able to visit this property.

The exteriors of this stately home were used for filming a rather well-known period drama almost 20 years ago. Do you recognise it?

Another attraction of the area was the beautiful scenery. We’d not visited the area before and were astounded by the beauty of the landscape. This was taken from Rushup Edge, which we climbed after stopping the car to admire the view from the road. It was an even better view from the top.

It seemed the perfect weather for these para-gliders.

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Man at work

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The Man is currently working on my laptop, trying to get the new wireless thingey to function, so I can’t get to my current pictures folder.

So here is my dear husband, this time last year, not working, but playing in only the way her Daddy can.

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Spring

We’ve had really mild days in the last month or so, and now it’s officially spring and it’s snowing.

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There’s a back story to today, but I’ve posted it on my (ir)regular blog, because I haven’t posted anything there in a while and it was threatening to divorce me.

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We had hail as well today. The downpour lasted about 3 minutes and left this delightfully photographic gem on the car.

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