Monday, 5 January 2009

Village news.

We had an inch of the 'orrible white stuff last night. It was all white and cold, and, well....crap!

I like the look of the land when the snow is lying, but as I can't walk very well at the best of times the snow exacerbates the problem.

My Sister went out with the dogs this morning and took the following snaps.

Walk at the top of the railway

This is a path along the top of the old railway embankment. My Dad re-opened this over 20 years ago. It was used to take the coal to use in the steam trains. Horse-drawn carts were used and there is still the original old oak bridge half way along it.

disused railway

The old railway line with my Sister's Airheads Airedales up to no good. The railway was closed in 1963 when Dr.Beeching was instructed to make the railways pay.

The village playing field

This is a photo of the village playing field taken from the opposite direction from the first photo.(If you know what I mean!)

14 comments:

Mr Murph said...

Airhead - right first time!

Jolly nice pics ... Dr Beeching did you a favour really.

john.g. said...

Sort of Mr. Murph!

MysticFirefly said...

Very nice pictures John! Always enjoy stopping by your blog!!

john.g. said...

Awwww, shucks!

ChrisB said...

I didn't realise *crap* was white LOL

That looks a lovely walk along in the right conditions. I think you had a bit more snow than we did.

Roo said...

So pretty! It looks very different from upstate NY.

Z said...

A bit treacherous underfoot, wasn't it? I felt safer on the bike than on my two feet.

Mr Farty said...

Oh, it looks lovely. Still waiting patiently for snow in Embra...

#Debi said...

Time to get out the snow tyres for the chair, eh? Looks lovely, but then I always think snow looks lovely in photos. Not so much when the idiots around here attempt to drive in it...

I've Been Mugged said...

All White?

Could you not have gone sledging it with your sister?

Claude said...

Lovely photos!

Jayne said...

And I'm moaning about it plummeting to 19C during the day here?
Lovely pics John......white stuff & all :-)

sablonneuse said...

you're so right. It looks pretty but it's treacherous underfoot. The only memebr of our household who enjoys show is our youngest cat. She throws herself about in it like a mad thing. Everyone else stays indoors where it's warm and not so slippery!

PI said...

Your Dad deserves a medal for opening up the path. What a star!
Some time - can you instruct me how to draw a line through a word as you did in Airheads? Please?