As I mentioned in this post January 2019, I’m photographing my favourite local spots each month this year, to show you how the view changes in my village throughout 2019.
The weather in South Oxfordshire has been up and down and all over the place this month. We started with a big snow flurry, and now, we’re approaching March in glorious warm sunshine. I’m loving the warmth. The birds are cheeping every morning and the snow drops and daffodils are coming out in force. It’s never too early for me. Bring on Spring I say.
Here is my February in photos:
The first of February brought a great flurry of snow. It started fluffy and light but within a couple of hours we were carpeted in thick white crystals.
I took this photo of the tiniest tree branches holding a light layer of snow. I don’t notice how delicate they are without seeing the snow covering them.
The ducks aren’t sure of themselves when the pond is frozen over. Below the surface you can see large air bubbles clinging to the icy coating.
Oscar’s always enjoyed the snow. Our last dog did too. The first thing he does on a snowy morning is dash about the garden. Then he flops over for a role. It looks like he’s making snow angels.
After the snow cleared I noticed the cherry blossoms were coming out. Cherry trees are some of my favourite. The smell of the little white blossoms is so sweet. During the day you can smell the trees by the yard all the way down the driveway before you can see them.
A few days ago we started waking up to mornings shrouded in mist. But it quickly melted away to brilliant blue skies and sunshine with a temperature of around 10*C. Kiwi has spent his days basking in the warm sunshine.
These next two photos are two of my favourite subjects; spiders webs and sunsets. Although saying that, there are a lot of things I really like to photograph.
Just a couple of weeks later and the snowdrops are blooming, the ground is dry. There’s no evidence of the snow that caked the woods earlier this month.
The very talented Mr Henry Turner took the next five photos…
I’m really looking forward to spring. So far the winters’ been relatively dry but I’m over the persistent darkness and grey skies. Hopefully next month’s photos will be as equally warm and bright as the last few days have been.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your February, wherever it is and however it’s looks.