Sunday, 12 December 2010

Sunset through the Wicker Arches

I couldn't resist snapping this beautiful sunset as we went into Sheffield on Friday evening. I took it from the car as we drove under the famous (in these parts), but sadly very neglected Wicker Arches. (There's an advert currently on local radio stating that they are not made of "Wicker"!)
Red sky at night - Shepherds delight (or shepherds house is on fire according to hubby!).
It certainly got rid of the snow - quickest thaw I have ever seen, but there is still a tiny pile in my front garden and my old grandad used to say that if it doesn't all go, there is always another lot on the way. He was never wrong. I'm stocked up waiting for the next batch!

23 comments:

lazylol said...

Thank goodness it's gone! I do hope that is the last we have before Christmas (although I fear not!)
The pictures are beautiful :)

Jo said...

Gorgeous photos. I can't believe how quickly the snow has disappeared, there was so much of it too. We've got icy roads and pavements this morning though, looks like the cold weather is here to stay.

Gilly said...

Beautiful photos - and you must have very clean car windows, or you rolled them sown!! ;)

We can't see the sunsets much here, but we do have lovely dawns!

Jacquie said...

Wow , your pictures are stunning . the colours are amazing .
Hardly any snow left here too.
"house on fire " made me laugh :0)
Jacquie x

crafty cat corner said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, nature in all its glory.

cieldequimper said...

Oh yes, magnificent.

Snow all gone here, next fall forecasted for Tue/Wed.

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

That fist photo is amazing, beautiful shot. Diane

topchelseagirl said...

So glad the snow has all gone. I don't want any more! x

The Girl said...

There was obviously something going on in Yorkshire on Friday - we had a absolutely unbelievable sunset on Friday too here in Hull!

It's not melting everything here fast enough for my liking - I almost had to get on my hands and knees yesterday morning just to get to the top of the street!

diane said...

Absolutely beautiful skies. Good idea to stock up.

elsy said...

no more please.......lovely to look at if you are tucked up inside but a nightmare to get anywhere! youngest got an offer from sheffield hallam diane so we will be up your way in the new year for a visit....what a relief!!

solomi558 said...

It,s when you see gorgeous sunsets and sunrises that we are reminded we are living on a beautiful planet . just spinning around in space--cottonreel

Deb said...

Beautifully framed sunset, Diane!

Carol said...

Wonderful sunset photograph.
It was a very fast thaw, can't quite believe how quickly it went. We too have a small pile remaining and I shall be stocking up ready for the wintry return at the end of the week.
Carol xx

bad penny said...

Beautiful red sky. We had a clump of snow left on the trampoline - I'd like a bit more - just a bit would be nice !

Em said...

Oooh beautiful photos!
And yes the snow disappeared almost instantly didn't it, now I'm just hoping We don't get anymore until christmas eve.
Em xxxxxx

Rosie said...

Sorry I would comment on the sunset, but I'm still giggling over you and the tree...
Right concentrate Rosie! Lovely sunset, saw a bit of it when I came out of Hobbycraft, over Forgemasters, which looked great as the building was all in silhouette. That thaw was pretty quick, was it really windy where you are on friday night, it was raging here. Looks like thursday is the day for more snow, which is pretty typical as I am off to see Simply Red at the arena.
Pretty bracelet too!
xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Fabulous photos - there's been some amazing skies recently.

mandycharlie said...

Such beautiful photographs, absolutely stunning.

Young at Heart said...

how truly lovely..... gives the caribbean sunset a run for it's money!!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

wicker arches!
scary part of town!

Rosie said...

Great photos, Diane! We too are stocking up this week incase of more bad weather. For some reason as I get older I'm anxious about walking in snow and ice - it never used to bother me, lol:)

Green thumb said...

The next batch will arrive in a few days, as the weatherman says!
Lovely pictures!
xxxxx