Thursday, March 05, 2009

IT'S SNOWTIME. COME WALK WITH ME?



Spring has sprung....snow!


Finally it happened we got us some of that there darned snow you folks out there have had and not just a dusting on the mountain. Actually it was really weird. It snowed for a couple of hours Tuesday night, started to settle getting that lovely white blanket on the ground then guess what happened? It started raining washing most of it away. Noooooooooo! Some has survived though. Clumps of snow dotted about the garden and round the town. Where would snow be then in Ramsey that hadn't washed away? A conundrum. Ah the answer would be the image above. Care to walk with me? I made you an offer you can't refuse by the way.


Well now where are we? No it's not the park or the nature reserve. It's not one of the Glens either or the woodland leading off from the arches image I've shown you. We are still in Ramsey though. We are just starting out on Claughbane Walk. From where I've taken the image from is just in off the main road leading out to Douglas. To the right of the image looks onto one of the housing estates looking down onto the town. To the left leads you into woodlands and Glens but we'll discover those another day. Back to the walk. Don't know how well you can see this bit the path has a very slight incline down into the town. Eventually we would take a slight right as the path meanders passing fields and woods on the left hand side and hedges and the housing estate on the right. It is another haven for wildlife with sparrows nestling in barns and longtails(rats) rabbits scurrying about, hedgehogs not scurrying and of course an abundance of butterflies in summer. The walk takes as long or as little as you make it, but if you have a camera with you then don't plan to hurry. Eventually you will get to town. If you want to see where you will eventually arrive at your destination( a clue) then click here.


Just a quick snapshot with the point and shoot, no smartypants camera work today. Had to make sure you got a least one image of the phenomena will call snow that has eluded these parts. As the weather gets better we'll have a proper walk in this area and see what we shall find. Might even be those elusive Manx Fairies



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53 comments:

mononeil said...

No time like a snow time. You got your snow photo.
Well done.

MartinC said...

I'm glad you've got your snow at last, after feeling left out before! We had a few quick snowstorms here but it quickly disappeared.

Elaine Dale said...

Very pretty photo and wonderful narrative, it took me there and I had a nice mental stroll.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful winter scene. I'd love to join you for a stroll, but I eliminated cold weather clothing from my wardrobe years ago, lol. I have a vivid imagination though, and I am enjoying the walk. Thank you!

Lisa Wilson said...

Congrats on the snow!! It is so weird to see snow on your blog!

skywind said...

Oh, the scenery here is fine. The snowstorm also let people see the beauty of nature. :)

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Peter said...

At last!! You got it!!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Spring has sprung... snow.... Great subtitle! Perhaps the Manx fairies are at the beach playing in the snow. Better yet, likely, they're out searching for the tails of the Manx cats! Seriously, the snow and the greenery together show the great transition of seasons!

Jan

Lenola Daily Photo said...

Could be great to take your invite,
in better street's conditions aniway!

Steve Harris said...

Great picture! It's beautiful to see so much green contrasted with the snow. By the way, if you are ever in need of snow again you are more than welcome to borrow some of ours... Toronto has been too snowy this year :-)

Pam said...

Babs I'm glad you got your snow but I'm sick of it here. It's prettier in the photo than here.

Jacob said...

It is nice you got your snowy wish...and thanks for a very nice photo of Claughbane Walk.

Lew said...

I'm glad you got some snow! Does wonders for the windows of a photographers soul. And I am looking forward to the proper walk in the spring.

Cloudia said...

Delightful!
Aloha-

magiceye said...

wow!
the different shades and intensity of light is amazing!

Olivier said...

je viens ;o) j'adore me promener dans la neige. cela me donne envie d'y faire un tour...et apr├Ęs un bon vin chaud ;o)
I come ;o) I love going for a walk in snow. it gives me desire to go around and after a good hot wine there ;o)

White Oleander said...

I'll walk with you:)

Dina said...

Sure, I'd LOVE to walk there with you as guide! Glad you finally got your snow; we in Jerusalem are still waiting.

Carolina said...

Nonononono....NO snow, spring please!!!!!

Nave said...

wOw !! I wish .. I so dearly wish ... sigh

that capture itself is so tempting !! I wonder what it ll be like ..

Hyde DP said...

We had a lovely sunny morning yesterday and then in the evening we had a lot of hailstones but they didn't last - awoke early this morning and there is just a smattering of snow on roof edges and the tops of the wheelie-bins.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

amazing you got snow after all - but it looks as though you have a little sunshine peeping through it. keeps up the vitamin d levels

Small City Scenes said...

Finally---SNOW!!!
I love pathways through the trees. Perfect with the touch of snow. MB

bitingmidge said...

Snow is not something that I associate with spring!

Where are the daffodils?

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Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

You lucky thing - we still ain't had any of the white stuff...doohhh

Cheers

Dave

hitch writer said...

lovely capture !

Bibi said...

I knew you wouldn't escape the white stuff!!! Glad you captured it on your camera and for us.

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Buck said...

So the snow has struck you too... At least you weren't buried in it, and it does look so nice.

From time to time.

Jim said...

Funny if it would have washed away before getting a picture.

mannanan said...

Perfect. Place I've never beet to yet.

blogger tset said...

The image is an interesting one, almost unreal with the snow in the shade and the trees in the light. Like a scene you could imagine in Narnia, looking back as the White Witch leaves. I like it! :-)

Pat and Abe said...

After this winter is past I won't wish for snow again..

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angela said...

Well, at last! It looks super gorgeous in the photo but it's cold and wet!

Silwy said...

I enjoyed snow also by walking and taking photos last weekend, only one hour driving from Rijeka....

Brian Miller said...

Looks like an enchanting place to take a walk. Enjoy the snow while you got it.

Steffe said...

And there it is, the snow.

Halcyon said...

I'll pass on the snow. But thank you!

Marie-Noyale said...

Glad to see we are not the only ones!!!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! We didn't make it up into the mountains for snow adventures this winter and now it's March. Funny how so many parts of the world are getting these late snow storms.

Joy said...

I would definitely want to take a walk there! Pretty.

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Jackie said...

I do like this picture, and would love to see some more of this area some time.

We had some snow this morning too (see tomorrow's blog) but it had all gone by lunchtime.

Virginia said...

Finally! You and I both got some just when everyone had given up on us. Gorgeous road B. Just such a gorgeous peaceful walk. Thanks for asking me along.
V

Mo said...

Soooo happy you finally got your long wished for snow, albeit for a few brief hours.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great shots and a clever title, too!

Mary said...

If snow always came in such small amounts, I might get excited about it, too :-) Beautiful shot with the nice green trees on each side.

JM said...

This shot is fantastic! There is something unreal about it!

Mojo said...

I had to be sure and document our two (yes, two!) "snow events" this year before the got away too. Around here if you don't catch it in the first few hours, you're usually not going to get much. Oh there'll be patches in the shady spots here and there, but you won't have those expanses of pristine white unless you're darned quick about it.

So glad you had the chance, and I look forward to seeing what lies beyond the bourne!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Aha you finally got some snow :-)

Tarolino said...

I wouldn't mind at all taking a walk with you. After all that would seem like real spring to me with just a touch of snow on the ground like that. Still when I lived in England I used to get ever so enthusiastic about snow that one time a year it fell (and I still do). Beats rain.
That looks exactly like a fairy path to me so I'm sure they are there.

Tanya said...

So pretty B! I'm so happy you got some snow too! Funny how we all got a really late winter snow, just when we thought it wouldn't happen!
Our snow is totally gone now, which is kinda how I like it! It was pretty and I was so happy to see it and the kids had a blast and it didn't wear out its welcome!

Pungo River Days said...

This picture reminds me of Robert Frost's "The Road Less Traveled. Smile

Amir said...

It's so beautiful scene, green trees and snowy ground :D
thanks for sharing

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