Sherwood Forest Snowballs

I understand there have been smatterings of snow in Nottingham. We, on the other hand, have experienced nothing more chilling than the slight, short-lived, frost early this morning.

It seemed appropriate, therefore, to scan another batch of those recently discovered negatives from December 2003. These record a trip to Sherwood Forest with Jessica, Michael, Heidi, Louisa, Emily, Alice, Oliver, and Paddy the dog. This National Park is somewhat further north than ours.

Sherwood Forest 1

Sherwood Forest 2Sherwood Forest 4Sherwood Forest 12.03 5Tree boleSherwood Forest 12.03 3

That winter was also colder than the current one. The naturally cool tones of these images sets the scene.

Michael, Louisa and Heidi

Here, between Michael and Heidi, stands Louisa;

Louisa 12.03 1Louisa 12.03 2

who then becomes the sole subject.

Michael, Jessica, Louisa, Alice, Emily, Oliver, Paddy and Heidi 12.03 1

Michael, Jessica, Louisa, Alice, Emily, Oliver, Paddy and Heidi 12.03 2Michael, Jessica, Louisa, Alice, Emily, Oliver, Paddy and Heidi 12.03 3

There was just enough snow to make fairly decent snowballs. After lobbing a few, one of which, from Louisa, seems to be coming my way;

Michael, Jessica, Louisa, Alice, Emily, Oliver, Paddy and Heidi 12.03 5Michael, Jessica, Louisa, Alice, Emily, Oliver, Paddy and Heidi 12.03 6

Michael, Jessica, Louisa, Alice, Emily, Oliver, Paddy and Heidi 12.03 4

with Alice bringing up the rear, it was time to move on.

This evening’s dinner was Jackie’s poky pork paprika, dancing onto the plate possibly because of the salsa dip, surplus to Christmas requirements, that the ingenious Cook added to the mix. Perhaps that is also why the rice was wild. There were runner beans as well. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Costieres de Nimes.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

48 thoughts on “Sherwood Forest Snowballs

  1. I like the portrait of fair Louisa. The wintry atmosphere was certainly warmed by the fun. I know I would be hibernating on a day like that. Wake me in spring 🙂

  2. You have such a large, fair and handsome family Derrick and you always look as if you are enjoying being together. Poky pork paprika hey? There was no responding salivation as I have no idea what that is – but it must be good if it made the rice go wild!! 🙂

      1. Come now, Sir Derrick, everyone knows that Mexican jumping beans are just a myth. However, I’ve recently ordered a package of Magic Beans from the Green Giant on Amazon, because those are real. 🙂

  3. Tiny, tiny amount of snow at the weekend, but none whatsoever yesterday or today. in Sherwood, but it’s.the suburb near the City Hospital rather than the forest some thirty miles north. Nottingham itself has very, very little snow in fact, because of the warming influence of the River Trent supposedly.

  4. I like the bent look to the trees which seem to fit their growth to the rays of the sun. I liked the view of 2003, which show your special (attractive) loved ones out enjoying a walk in Sherwood Forest. Derrick, your photograph with the hazy sunlight was beautiful.
    Now, seems to me, it would appear you needed to run into a Robin Hood there. Smiles!

  5. Beautiful place to play with snowballs, Derrick 🙂
    You have a beautiful family
    💐 This is for Louisa
    🌷🌷🌷 🌹 And these for Jackie 🙂
    And 😎 sunglasses for you 🙂
    By the way, you played with snowballs in Robin Hood’s forest, right?

  6. A cha-cha-cha kind of supper. What fun! And, yes, snowballs in Robin Hood’s forest with your beautiful family.

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