Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Canal Rink!

After a night of rain the canal has been transformed into an ice rink!

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I have never seen it like this before, it is the colour of skimmed milk! The sky is reflected perfectly on the white water.

PICT0014 I asked these walkers if I could take their photo as their reflections looked ghost like.


This picture looks upside down! Today looking out over the canal we had two skies! 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!



To all fellow bloggers and readers, here is wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year, from the crew of Nb Tickety Boo x

Saturday, December 18, 2010

White Magic!


At last the North West finally gets its share of the white stuff…Snow! and boy did we get it! It started at teatime last night, by ten pm it was thick, and by this morning it was amazing!PICT0074PICT0034This looks like a black and white photo, but the mans shopping bag is a giveaway!! 

PICT0030 as is the lamp in this shot, and the road signs in the shot below.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Hello Mr Frost!


I woke this morning to my very own Narnia!



I didn’t even have to go through the wardrobe either. ( you will have to have read, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe to know what I am banging on about)! When I climbed the stern steps onto the back deck this morning I was met with a wonderful site. Everything had been sprayed with frost paint! It glistened in the morning sun light and looked magical. The trees all had frost overcoats on, and the evergreen shrubs had been dusted with a light white frost.


You can just see the faint pinky cast of the sun on the white branches.

Spiders webs where transformed into white lace with a coating of frost!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Later on in the day, I was in work when a couple of us noticed tiny ice particles falling like snow, the sun was glinting off them as they fell, they were so tiny it looked like we were being sprinkled with silver glitter. We were in our own snow globe! It was gorgeous. Yes ok it has been damn cold, but worth it for all the lovely sight's I saw today!