Monday 1 April 2013

Birchen Edge through the snow

On Friday, Mark and I decided to take advantage of the sunshine with a trip to Birchen Edge. There was rather more snow up there than at home, especially in the sheltered spots and along the field boundaries where it had been piled high by the wind.

Walking under the trees, it would be easy to believe that we were still in the depths of Winter!

The sun had run away, but did make a few brief appearances during the day. When it was out, the air temperature was surprisingly warm (surprising because of the contrast with when it was absent, rather than surprising because it was almost April for goodness sake!!!)

Water dripping through cracks in the gritstone had frozen to create these icicles.


  1. oh I love those icicles. You took some great photos. I have enjoyed the snow a lot, even though it really shouldn't still be winter.

    It's not long since we were on Birchen Edge - it was a lovely sunny day then but oh so cold! (It's in my blog archive, early Feb 2013. We had a great walk in Monyash yesterday and there is still a lot of snow there (haven't blogged that one yet though, it's coming soon!

  2. What a cold scene and rugged landscape. It's all sunny and warm here for a change, and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. I loved reading the previous comment and thinking 'I walked in Monyash in September!' The world gets smaller and smaller.

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  5. You're a brave soul to be out tramping through that crap. I hope spring finally comes for you almost as much as I wish it would come for me. (Those icicles are enchanting ~ especially from the comfort of my home.)

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  7. Those are some SERIOUS icicles - like the kind you could kill someone with and then it would melt and there would be no evidence and you'd get off scott-free...beautiful shot, H.
    Sorry I haven't been by in forever. Had serious health issues, and right now that I'm recovering (was sick, as in on bed rest most of the time, from August to February, same lung crap) it's the A-Z Challenge and I'm busy flitting all over cyberspce trying to visit over 1900 blogs...sheesh. BIG turn out. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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  8. Ah you need to catch up with your blogging again. Here I go, calling in to see what you are up to and you take me back to ice, grey skies and snow on the ground. On behalf of your followers, I demand Spring.

  9. I love the name 'Birchen Edge'. That sounds like a song! Beautiful and poetic and shivery. Great post!

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