The Last Of The Snow

Our weather is predicted to turn much milder overnight. We can expect some days of warmer temperatures and overcast skies. Today continued cold and bright. A drive into the forest was therefore in order.

Snow lingered on the landscape on either side of Holmsley Passage,

where an unfortunate young biker had landed in a ditch. Another biker and a couple from a car had stopped to render assistance, which, given that I was unable to leave the car, was fortunate.

The banks of this pool on the road to the right of the passage were also dusted with sugar icing.

The New Forest ponies are a tough breed and seem oblivious to the hardened terrain as they carry on grazing regardless.

This evening we dined on spicy pizza and plentiful fresh salad.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian 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. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

54 thoughts on “The Last Of The Snow

  1. Beautiful photos! I especially love the tree photos! 🙂
    I hope the biker was okay.
    When the pizza is spicy and the salad is plentiful…that’s a great day! 🙂
    We are having a rainy day and they have predicted rain and/or snow the next few days.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  2. You have made the best use of light and the remnant of snow. Ponies have been shot at the most fetching angles. The biker is surely fortunate to be immortalised in your post.

  3. Nothing like seeing the snow melt and warmer spring-like weather come in!

    I have heard as few Pacific chorus frogs the last few nights, but tonight there was a symphony.

  4. Glad to here it’ll be mild very soon there. We’re currently in the deep grip of a polar Vortex. It covers most of the country and the temps are in-humane. -31 tonight, but with a wind they’re calling it -41. We just stay indoors, so how nice to see scenes of your outing. The forest ponies look really hairy ! They’ll stay warm. You’re scenes look like early May here. It really amazes me that after centuries of occupation, it’s still so very rural, I love that! xB

  5. It’s probably not worth the risk of a slip on icy ground to get out of the car for your photos, so i hope the snow and frost soon disappear to allow you a little more freedom and exercise on your photographic outings.

    Beautiful photo’s as usual Derrick. You framed the road and pond with the snowy banks perfectly. An absolute gem. 🙂

  6. Ah, the ponies. For the last few weeks I have not been able to read your posts on my phone. WP simply shuts down every time I click on a photo, sometimes even when I just open your posts. So annoying. I’m so seldom on my laptop at home in the evening (screen fatigue I think, from being on it all day at work) that I’ve been missing all your stories and photos. All to say, the ponies always make me smile.

  7. I am enjoying your blog so much! Your photography is wonderful. It gives me a glimpse into your part of the world … different in many ways, but also similar in some ways to life here in Montana. The pony photos with the back lighting are beautiful. I also like the picture of the landscape on either side of Holmsley Passage. Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Your following is growing. I am impressed with the number of responses you get. I wish that many folks wrote responses on my blog!

      1. Yes, the time you take to acknowledge your following is part of what keeps them with you. Congratulations! I hope you feel it is time well spent!

  8. Hope it starts warming up in your neck of the woods Derrick. It 80 farenheit here and sunny. I a sitting outside now basking in the sunshine with the air conditioner on inside!

  9. Those ponies need to be tough, having to put up with all the crazy shutterbugs wanting to catch them on film, or disk
    Home made pizza or home delivery?
    I’ve been told to make pizzas tomorrow.

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