Thursday, January 07, 2010

Welcome to Narnia - Skywatch

One time only

Snow Watch



You know how I moan, rant and rave that we never have snow, I mean ever....... well look what happened the day after I started blogging again. Snnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! I went to bed in boring nothing ever happens in this town Ramsey to walking in a Winter Wonderland of Narnia. Didn't run into the Wicked Snow Queen (I'm The Wicked Queen B around these parts anyway) but there is an abundance of melting snowmen lining the streets. So please forgive the lack of sky this week, blue sky too as opposed to the usual dreary grey. The chances of the island covered under a pure white blanket of gorgeous soft fluffy falling, crunch under foot snow are more remote than spotting the elusive escaped wallaby that haunts the hills around these parts. Yes been here 7 years finally got snow. Now if I can find those Manx fairies who are probably hiding out in the woods with the wallaby I'd be one happy girl. Like that's gonna happen. I wouldn't have any crap to moan or write about would I?



Short and sweet tonight. A bit like the snowy scene. All slush and mud now, just like Ramsey. More skywatch images can be seen here

68 comments:

nonizamboni said...

Welcome to the 'snow' club! Surprising and splendid, that snow.
Happy Friday!

Rajesh said...

Spectacular shot.

overtiredmum said...

Wow - snow in man, rarer than hens teeth!
My husband grew up on the island and I can still remember having to go for a walk in the snow at 2am, shortly after we first met as he hadn't seen it before!
Hope you got to have snow fun before it turned to slush xo

Ramsey Mom said...

That over the Dooey? Very beautiful.

Max-e said...

Hi Babooshka,seems like such a long time since I visited you. Don't worry about the lack of sky, because it came down to you. Lovely shot. Have a great weekend.

Babooshka said...

It's been a while Max-e since I blogged that's true. I have been in hiding with the escaped wallaby. Rm Yep it's the Dooey.

Dewdrop said...

I was glad to give you a suitable welcome! Snow...! Better you than me. There's a buzz around here. We have never had it in the 16 years I have been here.

Babooshka said...

Dewdrop, 16 years. I thought 7 years here was bad. The dogs were going mad. Shame it can't last.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I wish our snow was melting to mush - its colder in Manchester than it is in Siberia right now.

Photo Cache said...

Narnia it is, and it's beautifully captured.

My sky is here - http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

Maia said...

One time only snow, how lucky you are. It is enough for some beautiful winter shots like this one. Gorgeous scene with the big snow in the sunshine.
Some of us are complaining about too much snow.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful winthershot:-)

Maeve said...

Welcome back babs. Beuatiful.

Carol said...

Beautiful image, nice light. Snow transforms everything into beauty, until its reduced to slush....

Carver said...

That's a beautiful winter shot. I've loved the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe since I read it as a child and later read it to my daughter. I enjoyed you referencing Narnia.

brattcat said...

Narnia, indeed! So many places are joining the snow club. I guess we'll let anyone in at this point. Welcome!

Rob Inukshuk said...

A most excellent snow scene and as per your explanation, all the more enjoyed because of it's rarity!

eden said...

Simply gorgeous!

John`s Photography said...

Fabulous capture.
Happy new year!

Gail's Man said...

I bet it's special Manx snow too. It'll stay around for ages and the council will start charging people for building snowmen.

Sylvia K said...

Hey, Girl! Good to see you back! Missed you, hoped all was well. Fantastic, snowy shot! You did get that snow, didn't you? How fun! Well, at least for a little while! Enjoy and have a terrific weekend!

Sylvia

imac said...

Great shot by the Snow Queen.

Erwin said...

Indeed it looks a bit like Magic, doesn' it ?
Europe looks frozen ...
Great picture!

Happy New Year 2010 !

Erwin.

Merisi said...

Such splendor and abundance,
everything aglitter under blue skies!

Happy New Year!

Just "found" you again,
thanks to Arija! (New laptop meant no more old favorites.)

Merisi said...

Such splendor and abundance,
everything aglitter under blue skies!

Happy New Year!

Just "found" you again,
thanks to Arija! (New laptop meant no more old favorites.)

katney said...

Stop by and scroll back a week or two to see my Narnia snow pictures--lol--we just ordered Narnia from Netflix after our visit.

Hildred and Charles said...

So glad you're back, - did you come through Narnia???

Martha Z said...

Nature gave you a beautiful gift, now she gives you mud and slush. Did she think you were not properly appreciative of her gift?

Terrebel said...

Global warmin ment we would hardly even see snow again. I'm glad "they" were wrong...Your picture makes me long for a cup of hot cocoa...;-)

Terrence looks at the sky

Tricia said...

We rarely get snow in my neck of the woods either, but there's a tad on the ground right now.

Anonymous said...

good to see you back ranting.

Anonymous said...

good to see you back ranting.

Titania said...

Very pretty the snow covered plants, somebody must have responded to your wish!

Mojo said...

The forecast here is for "snow showers after midnight".

Translation: "Don't blink or you'll miss it."

No matter. I've got plans afoot to venture into snow country ere the winter's done.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

indeed a fairy-like dusting in your world. we too...are in for another round of the white dust. however, i am not fond of the cold and wind.
have a fab weekend.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a fun post and a neat show of the snow.

Regina said...

Great capture. Love the snow.
Happy New Year! Nice to see you.

Happy weekend.

Lew said...

What a shot to restart blogging! And a delightful shot of the snow! I was guessing you were down at the pub trying to think up one more angle to shoot the swing Bridge. Welcome back!

Carletta said...

Love the shot!
The Narnia reference is perfect. :)

PAK said...

I like the snow on the tree :)

Chuck Pefley said...

A one-word comment:

Gorgeous!

Guy D said...

Awesome shot as always, come to my city and you can enjoy the snow for upwards of 6 months. ;)

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ann said...

Narnia indeed. Its a fairytale scene. I see something like that and wish we had snow, then remember how cold and wet it is.

mrsnesbitt said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Jan K. said...

Congratulations, Babooshka, it must be great to see snow after so many years. Great shot!
Overhere in the Netherlands we've had a lof of snow too the last weeks, and more snow seems to be coming this weekend ...
Enjoy your weekend!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Welcome back to blogging and welcome back to snow. Maybe it is an omen, sign of chance............... Whatever, enjoy it. Great photograph and more to come, I'm sure.

Lianne said...

oooooh this really does look like narnia!

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Pete said...

Narnia indeed.

Gunilla said...

I see that you have alot of snow already. So I don´t have to send you any.:o)

Have a nice weekend
Gunilla

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

So nice, I hope you don't miss the grey!
:-)
Nothing is better than sun on snow.
Except maybe summer...
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Gaelyn said...

It's gorgeous B! Guess you can get what you ask for. Maybe you should be looking for fairy tracks in the snow.

Gaelyn said...

It's gorgeous B! Guess you can get what you ask for. Maybe you should be looking for fairy tracks in the snow.

J said...

Nice to be reminded of pretty fresh snow after tramping through dirty icey crud for the last two days? Now, where there any lions about?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm glad you got your snow. Great photograph.

Jilly said...

I can see why you couldn't wait to get out and photograph the snow. This is enchanting.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hey, Babooshka! Welcome back! You do know the reason it snowed, don't you? Why even the clouds are delighted that you are blogging again!

Di said...

Beautiful photo!! and I love "Babooshka"... we called my grandmother "Baboo". Thank you for that pleasant thought. ;)

Tash said...

Esp. for you & your return to THE BLOG. Very cool.

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vincibene said...

Wonderful winter picture!
We have much snow since this week.

Lisa Wilson said...

Congrats on the snow! Sorry it is already melting. :(

Robin said...

Beautiful, and definitely quite Narnia-like. Hopefully for less than a hundred years though ;).

Pietro said...

Welcome back, Babooshka!
Very beautiful snow picture! We have a lot of snow here in Piedmont too.
Would you like to put our links in the blogrolls?

Mediterranean kiwi said...

wow, excitement!

Halcyon said...

It's so pretty though!

Anonymous said...

I will not concur on it. I regard as nice post. Especially the title attracted me to study the whole story.

Horsoon said...

It does remind me of Narnia! Whoa I really need to feel the snow... I don't get to see snow in my part of the world ;)

Eki said...

I didn't know the Isle of Man never had snow. Now it does! Perhaps the snow decided to come because your started blogging again ...

Have a nice week, B!

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