Fennell Towers is located in North East Hampshire in the UK where the climate is pretty benign. It is never really too cold or too hot, too dry or too wet. Until this week. This week saw The Beast From the East, as the tabloids had it, meet Storm Emma coming in the other direction. Cue the temporary end of British society, as we know it. We are just not set up for extreme weather here and particularly not snow. Public transport grinds to a halt, schools close and this time it became really cold. One morning it was -12C, which nobody is really prepared for here. I will admit to wimping out when it got below -7C, I am not sure me or my camera kit are really up to that, and when the snow was going sideways I decided I would admire it from the comfort of my armchair.
This morning the wind had dropped and there was a lovely mist in the air, so I grabbed the camera and headed out. These are all taken on my Fuji X70 in the local woods. I often find pulling out a good composition in woodland difficult, but in the snow it was easier as so much detail is lost in the whiteout.
I had a lovely walk. There is something very soothing about walking in nature, I believe the Japanese call it “forest bathing”. It was so quiet, with the snow deadening the sound, and I didn’t see another soul for two hours. It was just my camera, all that beautiful snow and me.
Wherever you are in the world I hope you are safe and warm. Happy Saturday!