Thursday, 30 December 2010

An Eerie Walk

As the air has eventually warmed, but the ground has remained cold, we ended up yesterday with a very misty day. We had planned a trip further afield, but not knowing how the weather would turn out, we decided to stay a little closer to home.

Our walk around the lake at Clumber park was very eerie, especially as there weren't many people about either so it was spookily quite too.


The boys were drawn to the still frozen lake.

I was shocked to see how much damage had been done to the forest by the snow. Lots of big trees had lost huge branches and some had been totally felled.




Ive never seen the park like this before. Most people only ventured as far as the National Trust Cafe.

None of these photos were shot in black and white, but there wasn't much colour around.


18 comments:

Ticking stripes said...

Great shots Diane - it does look eerily attractive!

cieldequimper said...

I know I have to stop but that's another BrontĂȘ atmosphere. Have a great day with hopefully a few rays of sunshine.

Rowan said...

I love seeing photos taken in mist and fog, it gives them real atmosphere. It's amazing how much damage snow can do, there are branches and small trees down in Eccleshall Woods too though the large trees semm to have survived OK so far.

Kathy said...

Stunning photographs! We've woken up to fog today ... it all looks a bit spooky here too. I've only been to Clumber park once. We loved it. Must go back one day.
xxx

periwinkle said...

We haven't had fog like that for quite a while now. Snow has just about gone here too, forgot what the pavements looked like !

Vintage Tea Time said...

Great sppoky photos! It's been really foggy here too, for a couple of days. Now the snow's gone, all the builders' rubbish is on view in our garden:(

Lisa said...

Fab photos. It looks like a scene from a suspense movie!
Lisa x

Marie said...

Similar weather here in Glasgow now the snow has melted, and it does look very eerie. I thought I'd be glad about the thaw and I am really, but I do miss the thick frost on the trees which looked so beautiful. Your frozen lake pics are lovely, full of atmosphere :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Lovely photos. I was on the road yesterday driving top Newbury and back and it was not much fun in the mist. I left my camera behind, but there are few places to stop and take photos anyway. Diane

two bones and a bagle said...

Hello thanks for your comment - two now how exciting. Clumber photos fab - you will have passed the end of my road to get there - almost. Thanks for the tip about the cards - I am just about to get my stuff out to do some making. Will post the photos if I can manage it - not quite used to all this technical stuff yet. Not even sure how to comment in the right place - lol.

Rosie said...

As you know I used to live close to Clumber so I've enjoyed all your photos - very atmospheric:)

Green thumb said...

So spooooooky!!!
Diane, I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!
Lots of love xxxxx

lazylol said...

ooo it looks very Sleepy Hollow to me!

jennyfreckles said...

Such thick mist makes for lovely photos, it softens everything. It has never really got light here for two days running - feels like the End of the World! I should save your Saltaire visit for a sunnier day - it's not at its best right now. You can't see the top of the chimney!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

very
"hound of the Baskervilles"

jx
ps would you make me a card?

Louise said...

Great photos, I love the way the weather changes things so much. I've never been to Clumber, but it's somewehre I have been wanting to visit for some time. Hopefully I'll manage to get there next year!

Tabiboo said...

So eery yet mesmerising - beautiful.

Happy New Year to you too and the warmest of wishes for 2011 - see you in the new year.

Nina xxx

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

wow! these pics and those in the posts above are amazing! i love the spooky atmospheric ones, they really stir the imagination.