Tuesday, 11 February 2014

What's Rare Is Wonderful

There's a saying is Irish 'An rud is annamh is iontach' which mean's what's rare is wonderful.
That is certainly the case with snow.
We don't get much snow. Some winters can pass with scarcely a snow shower and we're still talking about the winter of 2010 when it snowed for most of December and the country almost ground to a halt - and I'm not just speaking figuratively as local authorities ran out of salt to grit the roads.
Anyway, the long and short of it is, snow is regarded as pretty special. Certainly by children and by adults like myself who see photo opportunities in every snowfall.
I couldn't believe my luck when it started to snow this afternoon as I had finished work early. That meant I had time to visit the pretty Ice House Hill Park to get some photos before picking my son up from collage.

Naturally enough, I wasn't the only one taking photographs.


  1. Even a light dusting makes everything look so pretty.

  2. What beautiful colours. Such lovely photos. I know what you mean about the scarcity of snow. Before the past couple of years I don't remember having much for years and years. None at all here yet this year.

  3. We had snow forecast for today, but we just got more rain. I can cope with a light dusting of snow, but hate driving in the deep stuff x

  4. We are also still talking about the fabulous winter 2010.... :-) It was great, so much snow and for so long!
    your photos are lovely Mairead. I was sitting on a train and missed the opportunity to take pictures of our own dusting. I miss snowy winters (I grew up in Switzerland).

  5. Some really beautiful photos here! Snow is great, especially they way it turns most adults into excited children. :D

    Jen | gingerellaj.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Fresh snow does make everything look so magical. We've missed out so far this year and I can't decide if that's good or bad. I bought a bright red sled so it's bad that I haven't had a chance to try it out. On the other hand I'm grateful I haven't had to struggle to work in it. x


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