Monday, February 02, 2009

Snowbirds

I woke early to a strange silence (if that makes sense): none of the pre-dawn sounds could be heard. The forecast had been right and outside everything was blanketed in the biggest snowfall in the city for 18 years. According to the radio, London was shutting down…except for two underground lines, one of which was mine. Seizing the opportunity to get to Regent’s Park for an hour before work, I walked the traffic-free mile to the tube and although the journey took a staggering hour-and-a-half, I arrived in the park to pristine snow cover before others would later arrive and compact it. It was cloudy, so it was difficult to get a sparkle in the shots but I’ll try again tomorrow as clearer skies are predicted.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you think the Grey heron standing with a snow scene reminds you of Christmas cards?

Great photos, esp the Grey herons - for some reason though it hurt my eyes to look at them...very bright.

Fraser Simpson said...

Grey herons hurting your eyes?

Try not to think of them as evil bunny catchers.... I know that photo still upsets you :-)

Anonymous said...

Did you not have time to build a snowman...snowtwitcher??

Fraser Simpson said...

No, some of us had to get to work ;-)

yen said...

these are very artistic, well done.