Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ~ John Ruskin
I wonder if folk who live in places which are regularly and deeply snowy get bored of it – contempt breeds familiarity and all that?
For me, seeing snow never fails to delight. Yes, it can be a pain to get out and about. But there is nothing to compare with the thrill of seeing any kind of landscape, urban or rural, under a blanket of white. Everything changes: sounds are muffled; the air smells crisp; ordinary objects take on sculptural qualities. I love it!
We’ve had a couple of snowy days here in Edinburgh.
After all that busy-ness, things settled down beautifully.
The city looked gorgeous. Below, you can see the Castle, and Arthur’s Seat.
Hub and I had great fun tramping across the grassy areas of this park, where the snow was still powdery – just like big kids!
And I’ve had even more fun playing around with an app on my iPhone called Adobe Capture, which uses the phone’s camera to create the most marvellous kaleidoscope pictures. Here are just a couple of examples.
From this shot (yes, I know it looks a bit dodgy)…..
….you get this:
From this (it pays to turn the camera this way and that)….
And to finish off, a particularly icy, snow-flaky result from this shot:
Isn’t that just so fabulous? It is utterly addictive! Almost as mesmerising as the weather itself. 🙂